Genetics


10 July 2018

The DNA from 5000 ancient bone fragments from New Zealand reveals the cost to the natural world of human arrival...

11 June 2018

To feed more than 9 billion people by 2050, farmers will have to produce 70% more food. Here's how genetics can...

22 May 2018

We've been unpicking the genomes of T. rex's descendents to find out...

19 May 2018

In March 2011, my life took a turn when a simple blood sample would reveal whether or not I would have the rare,...

25 April 2018

In 1953, James Watson and Francis Crick built ball-and-stick models to help discover the structure of deoxyribonucleic...

14 April 2018

Our gene of the month is more at home at a rave than in a labUnlike most of our colourfully-named genes, this one was...

14 March 2018

A fiery gene that suppresses dwarves.

23 February 2018

A guide to the latest genome editing technology...

14 February 2018

A fruit fly gene named after a gentle giant.

22 January 2018

Why almost 90% of humans are right handed is a mystery. The hypothesis presented here is that having your heart on the...

14 January 2018

A master controller inspired by a computer game.

14 December 2017

This gene is larger than life

14 November 2017

Our Gene of the Month is in the pub already.

08 October 2017

This gene is up all night!

14 September 2017

A gene named after a mythical dog with multiple heads.

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 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...