Genes that control blood type and are involved in inflammation have been associated with more severe disease.
Neanderthal-human hybrid brains grown in the lab give fascinating insights into evolution.
Over the past ten years, scientists have argued about what the earliest animal really was.
Ten years ago, we feared Tasmanian devils would be wiped out by a bizarre infectious facial cancer transmitted by biting. But new genetic analysis shows they are evolving to live with the disease.
Like it or not, the facial feature most influenced by your genes is your nose. Researchers investigate which genes are involved in sculpting the face.
DNA from the humble sea sponge is shedding light on the "dark matter" that makes up much of our genomes.
Recent studies using CRISPR to fast-track genetic studies into human disease genes appear flawed.
A thousand-year-old "mixing" event allowed African cattle - after spending thousands of years confined to certain regions - to diversify and spread.
Using music to represent the coronavirus sequence gives us a new way to think about and understand the genome.
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.
The gap between predictions of COVID-19 deaths in Africa and what has actually happened is staggering.
Frequent disruption of our internal 'body clock' is linked to type 2 diabetes and obesity.
New research suggests individual bees are born with one of two learning styles – either curious or focused. Their genetic tendency has implications for how the hive works together.
A new finding in mice rewrites the textbook explanation of the male sex-determining gene, Sry. It might also help us better understand how males and females come to be.
A study of more than 1.7 million people has revealed 41 distinct genetic regions associated with left-handedness, and another 7 tied to ambidexterity.
Our approach to controversial technologies shouldn't be guided by scientists alone, nor by peddlers of misinformation on social media. A citizens' assembly could walk the line between the two.
There are fundamental knowledge gaps around coral in the Great Barrier Reef, including how many species live there and where they're found. Our new study finally starts to fill those gaps.
These results finally provide scientific evidence to what was considered common knowledge about our beloved pets.
Precision medicine is often touted as the future of medicine. But so far, it hasn't been helpful in the war against COVID-19. Here is how it could be used to tease apart the nuances of the disease.
Genetic analysis of virus samples from New Zealand's latest COVID-19 cases is now much swifter. It's providing key information, but hasn't yet answered the question of where this second wave started.