The first full human genome was sequenced 20 years ago. Now, a project is underway to sequence 1 million genomes to better understand the complex relationship between genetics, diversity and disease.
Recently in the spotlight for its role in the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines, mRNA is not a new invention. It's a crucial messenger molecule at work every day in every cell in your body.
It's a mixture of your genes which you get from your parents, and also your life experience.
A transcript of episode 8 of The Conversation Weekly podcast, including new research on why people react to cold temperatures differently.
People who had experienced childhood maltreatment had higher risk of mental health problems, including depression, ADHD and schizophrenia.
Male rats transfer different hereditary information to their offspring depending on their age.
Around 1.5 billion people worldwide have this common genetic variant.
The achievement didn't live up to the hype, but it has illuminated new areas of 'genetic dark matter'.
Man-made chemical disrupt the activities of most human genes. What effect does this have on human health and how should regulators respond?
A thousand-year-old "mixing" event allowed African cattle - after spending thousands of years confined to certain regions - to diversify and spread.
Scientists are revealing the extent to which our behaviour is influenced by our genes, calling into question our capacity for free will. But there is still scope for change.
Frequent disruption of our internal 'body clock' is linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity.
By studying the DNA of people who lived in East Asia thousands of years ago, scientists are starting to untangle how the region was populated.
All too often the medical community 'fat-shames' patients trying to lose weight, when in fact obesity and overweight are complicated medical issues.
Attempts to find brain structures responsible for supposed cognitive sex differences have not succeeded.
Is there a single master gene that controls longevity in all mammals? Or are 'Fountain of Youth' genes little more than a myth?
This decades-long study found that living in poorer communities changes how genes are regulated.
Researchers from Oregon Health and Science University found that variations in genes that code for parts of the cellular alarm system might play a role in how well people fight off COVID-19.
Is it genes, chromosomes, hormones, the immune sytem – or behaviour – that makes men more susceptible to the deadly disease?
Many people with autism experience gastrointestinal problems. Understanding the role and function of the gut in autism could one day allow us to improve quality of life for people with autism.