Humans are six times more likely to kill each other than the average mammal, but researchers stress that's no excuse for violence: 'Humans are moral animals and we cannot escape from that'
'Lifelong monogamy does not characterise the primary mating patterns of humans,' says Dr David Buss from the University of Texas
The UK could become the first country in the world to allow the birth of a baby using a controversial procedure designed to prevent devastating genetic diseases from being passed on
A quirk of evolution means a particular gene stays 'switched on' for longer than usual during snakes' embryonic development
Researchers say findings are a 'challenge' to the idea that using a donor egg can prevent the transmission of faulty mitochondrial DNA, but other experts sound an optimistic note
'The genetic mechanism explaining the occurrence of same-sex sexual behaviour that we demonstrate in these beetles could apply equally well in very different animals'
Siblings from New Zealand died in their sleep after drinking small amount and cause of death remained a mystery to scientists
'It should be a great relief that the eugenics possibilities are rather limited because the effects are rather tiny'
Some of the most important treatments in the world might be missing because of badly-designed consent forms
Groundbreaking study involving a chromosome with just 473 genes goes some way to answering the question: 'what is life?'
People were not put off smoking or drinking
Many mutations or ‘knock-outs’ may have no effect on human health, researchers find. Science Editor Steve Connor explains
Without the Y chromosome, mammal foetuses develop into the 'default' sex, which is usually female
Around 4,200 women die from the disease each year
The technology could one day be used to save the lives of people waiting for organ transplants
Some unfortunate felines have been named 'Hitler cats' or 'kitlers' on social media because of markings under their nose