Animal welfare groups and bioethicists have raised concerns over BGI's latest business venture
It was thought that all the 20,000 or so genes that make up the human genome must be essential for life
Many of our bodies' traits aren’t as bizarre as they may seem
Crispr/Cas9 technique could allow scientists to change DNA of human embryos
There's a good reason why people shared this picture internationally
Experts say the ground-breaking discovery could pave way for routine use of stem cells in medicine
DNA analysis of the man’s tooth has also disclosed that he had the dark-skinned genes of an African
A wide variety of DNA mutations which differ from one person to another might play a decisive role in triggering schizophrenia according to two of the largest studies to date into the complex genetics of the mental disorder.
Scientists have identified DNA associated with an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, holding out hope of a new treatment or even a cure.
People with the gene variant are less able to recognise faces
New treatment uses body’s own immune defences to seek out and destroy tumour cells wherever they appear
The toe holds the clues to the truth about interbreeding between Neanderthals and other human sub-species
Study shows scents associated with terror may be passed on for two male generations
Sexually frustrated fruit flies die earlier, new research suggests.
Humans with similar variations in the same gene could also have increased risk of the disease
DNA indicates that group of Siberians must have played a key role