Genetics

14 August 2017

Our gene of the month is all ears.

14 August 2017

Naked Scientist Kat Arney has written a new book about human genetics.

14 July 2017

Named after an expert swordsman

14 June 2017

It's time for our gene of the month, and this time it’s Methuselah.

14 June 2017

How are genes selected by nature?

14 May 2017

It’s time for our gene of the month - p53, also known as the Guardian of the Genome.

14 April 2017

Our gene of the month has a surprising superpower

12 February 2017

For centuries, people have wondered what happens to us after we die. While the question will likely remain one of the...

09 February 2017

In a world where data storage is becoming increasingly difficult, can we look within our own cells to find a solution?

22 January 2017

Decoding a fruit smoothie with a DNA sequencer.

26 November 2016

Think of the horsemeat scandal. Do the ingredients in your ready meal match the labelling? There is no better way to...

03 October 2016

Real life superheroes from the animal kingdom, and how they could help humanity.

24 March 2016

Is gluten really something we should all be cutting from our diets? And just what causes coeliac disease?

15 March 2016

A new way of looking at life considers it a set of self regulating chemical reactions.

17 September 2015

Can we manipulate DNA to create "living factories" for a greener tomorrow, or is this technology beyond our...

22 October 2014

Like our classrooms, fish tend to have their own place in the school, but what factors decide which fish gets the best...

25 July 2013

Cutting-edge research in epigenetics - the ways in which the environment can affect the behavior of genes - is changing...

30 April 2013

A genetic screen tells your doctor knows you are at increased risk of getting cancer. You’d want to know, right? Or...

02 August 2011

Rare genetic mutations have been known to abolish pain, or to cause permanent agony. But what if subtle differences in...

01 March 2011

In Lewis Carroll’s "Through the Looking-Glass", The Red Queen tells Alice that she has to run as quickly as...

11 February 2010

“Love is the drug and I need to score,” sang Bryan Ferry in the seventies, earning him a smash hit and a small fortune...

20 October 2008

Ion channels are miniature pores in the membranes of cells. They're the gatekeepers controlling which ions can...

09 June 2008

Since scientists discovered how DNA behaves like a giant genetic recipe book encoding the entire suite of proteins...

09 March 2008

Scientists have brought the world one step closer to the creation of the first artificial organism with the recent...