News Rohan Glynn with his two Dalmations and German Pointer

If you go down to the woods today you’re sure for a big surprise – especially if you have dogs.

Born worried: Is anxiety all in the genes?

Sigmund Freud believed that anxious personalities are shaped in childhood. But after a lifetime of study, Harvard psychologist Jerome Kagan is convinced that it's all in the genes

The transplant revolution

Medical breakthrough sees 10-year-old boy's stem cells used to grow donor organ inside his body

'Scores of fertility clinics may risk patient safety'

After three embryos had to be destroyed, an investigation finds that mandatory witnessing procedures were not followed

Discovery on HIV testing could save a million lives

Scientists have made a major advance in understanding the treatment of HIV which could see life-saving drugs extended to more than one million extra people at no additional cost. Researchers have discovered that routine laboratory testing of blood for signs of side-effects – long regarded as essential for HIV treatment – is unnecessary and a waste of time and money.

Return of the Rifles – but 13 of them did not make it

Soldiers march in Croydon in honour of the comrades they lost in Afghanistan

OAP wins pay-out for unnecessary amputation

A pensioner who unnecessarily had her leg amputated after she was wrongly diagnosed with cancer won a six-figure payout from the hospital trust responsible, it emerged today.

Cambridge Laboratory of Molecular Biology: The Nobel Prize factory

For the 14th time, the judges have honoured a member of the same lab

Rebecca Frayn: I just wanted a baby. I didn't even care if it put my life in danger

Last week, further stories emerged about IVF mix-ups. Despite the risks, a mother confesses there was no stopping her quest for a third child

Unlock the secrets of your genes – for £31,000

Scientists’ breakthrough raises prospect of personalised medicine affordable for all

Death toll from swine flu in Britain rises to 14

Number of cases up to 9,718, exceeded only by the US and Mexico

UK now third worst in world swine flu toll

Fourteen people are now thought to have died in the UK after contracting swine flu, the Government announced today.

Swine flu could hit 'over 100,000 cases per day'

Swine flu cannot be contained and the number of new cases could reach 100,000 per day by the end of next month, the Government said today.

Did leak from a laboratory cause swine flu pandemic?

Same strain of influenza was released by accident three decades ago

Swine flu 'could infect up to half the population'

Health authorities told to set up testing and drug distribution centres in case of autumn outbreak

Couple's last IVF embryo was given to wrong woman

Family tragedy as baby aborted after overworked trainee doctor failed to follow strict procedures
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn