Biology

12 December 2016

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and her team managed to keep embryos growing in the lab for 13 days. So should we...

12 December 2016

Our genetic journey is the subject of a new book - A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived - by Adam Rutherford.

05 December 2016

What do they all have in common? They light up the same pathways in the brain...

05 December 2016

We swabbed our desks to see what's growing there and the results were pretty disgusting...

05 December 2016

You can burst it, pop it, neuter it, starve it or just break it...

05 December 2016

The many clever mechanisms that bacteria do to stop antibiotics killing them...

05 December 2016

We've only had anitbiotics for 100 years; we survived up until then, so surely we can do so again?

28 November 2016

Does life need DNA? Researchers have now made a similar substance called XNA.

28 November 2016

Could we search for DNA in space?

28 November 2016

How did life start on earth?

28 November 2016

Could your gut bugs be playing a role in how your DNA is being expressed?

28 November 2016

A new technique could make it easier, and less traumatic, to get over phobias.

14 November 2016

Elephants have extra copies of a gene that protects against cancer...

14 November 2016

The parasites that cause African sleeping sickness can hide in the skin of healthy people...

14 November 2016

The heart begins beating much earlier than first thought...

14 November 2016

To celebrate Hallowe’en, I’ve picked the scary-sounding fruit fly gene Ouija Board as our gene of the month.

14 November 2016

Duncan Odom is figuring out the control switches between different species and how they contribute to the incredibly...

14 November 2016

Emma Farley's work focuses on understanding exactly what the switches in our genome look like, and how they...

14 November 2016

To shed light on the dark matter of the genome, I spoke to Wendy Bickmore - one of the organisers of the Genetics...

08 November 2016

How did we get to the modern human?

08 November 2016

Could we examine DNA that is 3.8 million years old?

08 November 2016

What do you study when researching skeletons that span millions of years?

08 November 2016

The earliest stone tools were assumed to have been intentionally made by our pre-human ancestors but maybe there's...

08 November 2016

Could the discovery of fire have been the cause of man's big brain?