Genetics

14 March 2017

Scientists have designed, from scratch, a large proportion of the yeast genome, which is a step closer to creating life...

14 March 2017

Researchers have developed an online tool that guides clinicians through the process of linking a genetic variation in...

14 March 2017

Your partner or housemate's genes might be having a bigger impact on you than you think.

14 March 2017

The potential benefits of joined-up global genomics research are huge.

14 March 2017

Genomics researchers are shifting their focus towards India in search of better treatments.

14 March 2017

Scientists have built an online platform that allows anyone to put in DNA information about pathogens such as bacteria...

14 February 2017

Sequencing the genome of quinoa improves our understanding of why the plant is able to grow in such harsh conditions.

14 February 2017

Our cells are constantly communicating with each other.

14 February 2017

Take part in a new survey about genetic knowledge

31 January 2017

What other uses could there be for optogenetics?

31 January 2017

Could optogenetics be used to treat human brain conditions?

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31 January 2017

What kind of things can we study using optogenetics?

31 January 2017

What is optogenetics and how does it work?

31 January 2017

What does pond life have to do with lighting up your brain?

16 January 2017

Gene editing is being used to tackle an inherited immune disorder that leaves people with serious infections.

10 January 2017

Could a gene drive eradicate mosquitoes?

10 January 2017

Who should benefit from advances in gene editing technology?

10 January 2017

What happens to rules about GM crops when the UK leaves the EU?

12 December 2016

And finally it’s time for our Gene of the Month, which is the gene - or rather the gene fault - responsible for...

12 December 2016

Because we might be able to grow human embryos longer than 14 days in the lab, does that mean we should? Sarah...

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.

14 November 2016

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