'It should be a great relief that the eugenics possibilities are rather limited because the effects are rather tiny'
'We stand to gain not only greater historical knowledge of Leonardo but possibly a reconstruction of his genetic profile'
The study involved the analysis of 380,000 participants' genes
Straight men and women carry genes associated with homosexuality and pass them to their children, finds study
Many mutations or ‘knock-outs’ may have no effect on human health, researchers find. Science Editor Steve Connor explains
Sea sponges are believed to have first appeared 640 million years ago
While the phenomenon has long been unexplained, scientists are beginning to solve the mystery
Scientists studying the DNA of ancient Europeans found evidence of a 'major population upheaval' at the end of the last Ice Age
Some unfortunate felines have been named 'Hitler cats' or 'kitlers' on social media because of markings under their nose
It is the first time that a top breakthrough had also been a runner-up twice before
Scientists hail breakthrough in their attempts to eventually eradicate genetic diseases in both dogs and humans
Joint committee of scientists says use of genetic engineering should currently be limited to research purposes only
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