The oldest genetic data ever to be recorded has been extracted from a 1.7 million-year-old rhino tooth.
A new blood test could be up to 100 times more sensitive at monitoring the progress of early stage breast cancer than existing tests, scientists believe.
A forensic scientist has said DNA found on the clothing of a woman who claims she was raped in an Aberdeen park was “one billion times more likely” to have come from the man standing trial for attacking her than any other person.
Christopher Kenn, who subjected two strangers - including a 16-year-old schoolgirl - to terrifying sex attacks in Aberdeen 11 years apart is behind bars.
A process that cells use to unravel knotted strands of DNA – resembling a method used to control climbing ropes – has been uncovered by scientists.
A forensic scientist has told a murder trial how the DNA belonging to the alleged victim was found on a T-shirt belonging to the man accused of killing him.
The DNA of a man accused of raping two women was found on the clothing of one, but not the other, a jury has been told.
Heavy drinking can alter DNA in ways that increase the desire for alcohol, new research suggests.
Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter has said fans are nostalgic for the 1990s as the band prepares to embark on a world tour.
No DNA was found that could link a north-east murder accused with the man he is accused of killing, a court has heard.
An Aberdeen cash machine raider caught after his lover flagged down cops for directions was today jailed for 52 months.
Scientists have, for the first time, figured out how chromosomes – the thread-like structures found in the nucleus – move inside living cells.
A callous thief who targeted a disabled woman and made off with her gold watch was snared by her DNA on a rag.
A “tameness gene” has been discovered by scientists studying affectionate foxes.
Damage caused by a gene-editing “super tool” is greater than experts had previously thought, raising doubts about its potential as a game-changing medical treatment.
On this day in 1953, British molecular biologists James Watson and Francis Crick discovered the chemical structure of the DNA molecule which we now know today as the double helix.
Scientists have identified a new DNA structure inside living human cells that looks like a twisted “knot”.
Scientists have linked more than 500 genes to intelligence in the largest study of its kind.
British geneticist Professor Sir John Sulston has died aged 75, the Wellcome Sanger Institute said.
Scientists have been given a green light from members of the public to press ahead with developing gene editing therapies for life-threatening conditions.
Scientists have identified 15 genes that they believe determine some of our our facial features and seven of them have been linked to the nose.
Unicode have announced a new release of 157 emojis, and initially, scientists rejoiced – they would finally have a test tube, petri dish and DNA icons to message each other.
Smoke from e-cigarettes damages DNA and can increase the risk of cancer and heart disease, scientists have warned.
Two monkeys have followed in the footsteps of Dolly the Sheep by becoming the world’s first primates to be cloned from transferred DNA.
Scientists have been accused of paving the way to living human clones after creating two genetically identical monkeys.
Genes we are born with account for more than half the differences in intelligence between people, a study has shown.
Newly-identified gene mutations could offer hope in the the fight against global obesity, scientists say.
A serial thief who stole more than £7,000 of items from an Aberdeen property was snared by police after leaving behind his DNA.
A medieval child whose mummified body was thought to show the earliest known case of smallpox was really suffering from hepatitis, scientists say.
Alcohol can increase the risk of developing cancer by causing permanent genetic damage to stem cells in the body, new research has found.