A gene linked to a rare form of childhood kidney cancer could hold the key to treating the disease without the need to remove the vital organs, scientists say.
The ancestral homeland of all humans alive today can be traced back to the south of the Zambezi River, in northern Botswana, scientists have said.
Scientists are working to breed sheep which produce less greenhouse gases in order to reduce their impact on the environment.
Scientists have been able to “unpick” the effects of the genetics of a mother and her baby on the child’s birth weight for the first time, researchers say.
Teaching schoolchildren about genetics will improve their understanding of evolution, according to TV presenter Alice Roberts.
DNA samples from more than one million people have helped scientists identify 500 new gene regions influencing blood pressure.
Scientists have, for the first time, figured out how chromosomes – the thread-like structures found in the nucleus – move inside living cells.
Scientists have identified many new genes associated with better thinking skills following a major international study.
A new blueprint of the rose’s genetic code could lead to more colourful, strongly scented, and longer-lasting blooms.
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”.
Cot death may be linked to rare genetic mutations associated with impaired breathing, research has shown.
Empathy is partly inherited, according to new research.
Scientists have managed to change the colour of a certain type of bacteria by genetically mutating them.
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.
Scientists have grown sheep embryos containing human cells for the first time, almost a year after announcing the creation of a human-pig hybrid.
Newly-identified gene mutations could offer hope in the the fight against global obesity, 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.
A cure for haemophilia A is one step closer after “mind-blowing results” from a gene therapy trial.
A compound present in red wine and dark chocolate could help slow down the degenerative effects of ageing, scientists suggest.
Genetically modified pigs have been bred to have 24% less fat than their normal counterparts.
An expert has refuted Gordon Strachan’s claim the Scottish national football team is “genetically behind” their competitors following their failure to qualify for the World Cup finals.
Somewhere between 1.4 and 3 million years ago, herpes jumped the species barrier to infect human ancestors.