Plants are better than animals at building new genes during periods of evolution, scientists say.
There is no so-called “gay gene”, but a mix of genetic and non-genetic factors which influence sexual behaviour, scientists have said.
Genes linked to Alzheimer’s disease resilience have been identified by scientists.
Scientists from seven countries have called for a worldwide ban on the use of gene editing to stamp out inherited diseases or create “designer” babies.
Slim people are lean as the result of genetic advantage and not always because they’re more disciplined when it comes to portion control, a study has suggested.
China’s government has ordered a halt to work by a medical team that claimed to have helped make the world’s first gene-edited babies.
Elephants have a “zombie gene” brought back from the dead that makes them virtually immune to cancer, scientists have discovered.
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.
Scientists have discovered a new link between alcohol, genes and heart health.
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.
It appears spending a year in space can alter a person’s DNA in the long-term.
Scientists have linked more than 500 genes to intelligence in the largest study of its kind.
Struggling to sleep at night? Your parents might be the ones to blame as new research suggests insomnia may be hereditary.
The difference between psychedelic mushrooms and regular mushrooms is that the former contains a brain-altering compound that can cause hallucinations.
Genes we are born with account for more than half the differences in intelligence between people, a study has shown.