Genetics

14 September 2017

Ancient viruses live on in our genomes.

14 September 2017

Researchers have found the biological switch that determines whether a female honeybee will become a sterile worker or...

17 August 2017

A way to fix problems caused by additional copies of chromosomes has been discovered by UK scientists...

11 August 2017

The constellation of genes that need to be in working order to enable the immune system to kill off cancers has been...

03 August 2017

An in-born heart defect has been fixed using gene editing in human embryos, scientists reported this week.

25 May 2017

Mice conceived using sperm flown in space are healthy and have normal fertility themselves, Japanese scientists have...

14 April 2017

Ancient proteins provide clues for biotech.

14 April 2017

A new sex test could help to save endangered sea turtles.

14 April 2017

Researchers find a molecule that can turn back the clock.

14 March 2017

Male flies with faulty Shriveled are infertile, and also have testes that shrink and shrivel with age.

10 March 2017

Scientists have constructed artificial chromosomes capable of genetically “booting up” and running in cultured cells.

14 February 2017

It’s time for our Gene of the Month, and to celebrate Valentine’s day we’ve picked the most romantic molecule we could...

14 February 2017

Fourteen new developmental disorders have been discovered by a team led by researchers at the Wellcome Trust Sanger...

14 February 2017

Doctors have successfully treated two baby girls with cancer using gene-edited immune cells.

14 February 2017

An international collaboration of researchers has discovered 83 new genetic variations linked to human height.

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

The Incas called it the "mother grain" while middle class residents of Cambridge and Canberra call it lunch....

14 January 2017

A new study suggests retroviruses are hundreds of millions of years older than previously thought

10 January 2017

Our gene of the month has a tale behind it.

08 December 2016

Gene therapy for a fatal inherited paralysing disease called spinal muscular atrophy, SMA, that strikes in infancy has...

03 December 2016

Cambridge scientists have developed a technique to turn skin into blood vessel muscle cells to uncover new treatments...

26 November 2016

The microbes in our gut turn our genes on and off - and the healthier we eat, the more they do so, a new study finds.

14 November 2016

Scientists from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute have found that the ancestors of chimps and bonobos got up to...

14 November 2016

During the 2013-2016 Ebola outbreak, the virus picked up genetic mutations that increased its ability to infect...