A new study shows connections between genetics, biomarkers in the blood, and mental disorders - opening new avenues to understand the causes of mental illness and find new treatments.
Reviewing studies of 88 species, researchers found little evidence that animals avoid inbreeding.
Using ‘base editing’, researchers have cured progeria in mice. This genetic syndrome causes premature ageing in humans – those with the disease usually don’t live past the age of 13.
Conservationists are increasingly looking to translocating rhinos. This not only ensures their safety but also enables improvements to their genetic health.