Genetics is the study of cellular science. It furthers our understanding of how DNA and the genetic make-up of species and can lead to cures for diseases and shape our future.
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In addition to the double-stranded spiral, a four-stranded tangle, known as an i-motif, has been shown to exist throughout our genetic material.
By Amanda Onion
Scientists in China successfully cloned the first-ever primates using the same method that created the world's most famous sheep — a method called somatic cell nuclear transfer.
The real story about the roots of infidelity and monogamy is far more complicated than whether you have the "cheating gene."
By Dave Roos
A groundbreaking study finds light skin pigmentation gene variations originating in Africa, eroding the notion of race as a biological characteristic, and shedding light on cancer and evolution, too.
Mapping the genome of the King of Fruits reveals the source of its smell, and may present opportunities to develop pharmaceuticals.
At least two commercial DNA testing services offer users information on heritage coming from coupling between ancient humans and other species.
A recent letter in the journal Nature claims that access to ancient human remains should be more open, especially in light of advancements in analysis techniques.
Is it better to be grossed out by the smell of your asparagus pee, or not to be able to smell it all? A new study explains why some of us can detect this unique odor.
A condition that causes unruly, silvery-blond hair has been traced to mutations in three genes.
Ever think about what an interplanetary human race might be like? We let our imaginations tackle that question in this thought experiment.
By Robert Lamb
A new study shows the DNA of Labs may make them beg, scavenge and pay attention to food more intently than other breeds. And there are implications in that for humans.
You want to know what your 6 billion letters of genetic code say about you, and one company wants to tell you. Will it ever get the chance?
Gene therapy is easy to describe on paper but much trickier to implement in human cells. Still, there are success stories. And 'bubble boy' disease, aka severe combined immunodeficiency syndrome, is one of them.
By William Harris
We learned about BRCA1 in 1994. BRCA2 came along the following year. Fast-forward two decades and what do we really know about these two human genes and their connection to ovarian and breast cancers?
By William Harris
The human brain, the most complex structure in the known universe, gets more capable with time. Could genetic enhancement, a form of bioengineering that may one day allow parents to choose specific traits for their children, impede human evolution?