Genetics

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...

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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...

12 April 2006

Humans have exceptionally large and complex brains. Ruth has a look at two genes, that seem to have played a role in...

05 April 2006

Genes make you what you are. All living things have them (humans have about 25,000) and they're like blueprints....

21 September 2005

Genetic modification (GM) is the heritable alteration of the genetic make-up of an organism, and is a natural process...

10 August 2005

In this article Kat Arney describes the history of cloning and the techniques that were used to clone Dolly the Sheep,...

27 July 2005

Transposons are pieces of DNA that have jumped their way around our genome throughout evolution. What are transposons...

06 April 2005

Adel looks at the nuts and bolts of building an animal from genes right up to bones, and discusses similarities between...

09 March 2005

The fertility doctor Panos Zavos claimed to have cloned a human baby, while a team of researchers in South Korea also...

17 November 2004

Chris Smith describes how cloning, occuring naturally in your body continuously, will have produced literally metres of...