Senior scientist says congenital birth defect epidemic in Brazil is probably linked with mosquito-borne virus
Unlike the present proposal early attempts at mitochondrial transfer involved a donated egg from a second woman
Thousands of women could benefit from controversial Augment technique if licence for pilot trial is granted
'She said ‘Daddy, what you need to do is go find a new planet so that people will no longer be sad about Pluto’'
New assessment shows the world has been taking far more fish out of the ocean over the past half century than admitted
It is estimated that about eight million tons of plastic debris are being washed into the oceans each year
Biodegradable device which measures temperature and blood pressure could be used to monitor a patient's recovery
The mission had to be terminated early due to the build of a small water bubble in his colleague's helmet
Older electric bulbs can no longer be sold in Britain and the rest of the EU due to their inefficiency
Research finds blocking brain’s immune cells with drugs to prevent inflammation could stop dementia getting worse
Despite reputation for hygiene, it seems the likes of intestinal worms and skin lice increased during Roman occupation
Scientists are investigating the body of the copper-age man who remained buried in a glacier for more than 5,300 years
Exclusive: 'We will not allow people to feel guilty travelling with us – we will show them we can pioneer clean energy'
Last month’s wet and warm conditions are in part due to climate change – and we are going to have get used to it
Previously ‘unthinkable’ uses for wonder material graphene are discovered by scientists
Advances in biology and cosmology have dominated the science year