Scientists in Britain are embarking on work that could decide the future of humanity, whether the world is ready or not
Educational genomics could mean bespoke curriculums can be created based on a pupil’s DNA
'We urgently need to find [among] those with mutations who are at greatest risk and protect them,' says Professor Stuart Cook, who led the study
‘The possible applications of this discovery are vast,’ scientist says
'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
She is credited with discovering the connection between chromosomes and sex determination
'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'
'We stand to gain not only greater historical knowledge of Leonardo but possibly a reconstruction of his genetic profile'
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
Sea sponges are believed to have first appeared 640 million years ago