This month we’re zooming in on cancer, finding out how researchers are tackling tumours in unprecedented detail.
We might joke about the battle of the sexes, but it turns out that this is actually true - at least for a hundred or so...
The DNA sequencing revolution is providing ever more data about genomes from all kinds of species, from humans to...
Our cells are constantly communicating and changing - so how do scientists spy on them?
Who decides whether GM crops can be grown? And what about Brexit?
Human evolution is complicated, but you're only here because your ancestors got lucky
This month we're delving into the junk in the genome, properly called non- coding DNA.
We look at gene tests claiming to reveal everything from cancer risk to sporting ability.
This month we're commemorating twenty years since the birth of Dolly the Sheep
40 years ago Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene hit the shelves. We look back on its legacy
We find out how signals between cells build organisms.
Is the public ready to look inside its genes?
Your health, immune system and even love-life are governed by compatibility genes.
What do home genetic tests really reveal? Plus, the four-legged genetics of dogs.
Are we on the road to designer babies? Plus, we unpack the latest cancer breakthrough.
CRISPR is a precision set of genome editing tools with big implications for human health
This month we bring you a bumper edition full of our favourite bits from the past 4 years.
Synthetic biology - engineering life - is set to revolutionise the world, but how?
Elephants are made up of many more cells than humans, but don't get cancer. Why?
Imagine designing bacteria that can do whatever you want - this is synthetic biology.
To figure out which genes are linked to diseases, researchers have to go large.
There's more to life than four letters of DNA: our genes are marked with a chemical 'tag'.
How do different types of cells know which genes to use? The answer lies in epigenetics.
For centuries, enthusiastic breeders have selected plants or animals with desirable traits