Naked Genetics

14 September 2015

To figure out which genes are linked to diseases, researchers have to go large.

14 August 2015

There's more to life than four letters of DNA: our genes are marked with a chemical 'tag'.

14 July 2015

How do different types of cells know which genes to use? The answer lies in epigenetics.

14 June 2015

For centuries, enthusiastic breeders have selected plants or animals with desirable traits

14 May 2015

You may not realise it, but all the food you eat has been genetically altered over time.

14 April 2015

Guarding the genes in our crops is vital to ensure food for the future.

14 March 2015

We look at the UK government's plan to sequence the genomes of 100,000 people

14 February 2015

Genetically modified, or GM, crops are a hot topic. But what's the science behind the hype

14 January 2015

How do mice learn tasks like playing the piano? And why do flies drink after a hangover?

14 December 2014

Scientists are getting close to finding the engram, where memories are stored in the brain

14 November 2014

A new generation of targeted cancer therapies are bringing hope for future cures.

14 October 2014

Could we one day be popping pills that tweak our metabolism and make us live longer?

14 September 2014

We all want to live long, healthy lives - this month we find out how genetics can help.

14 August 2014

We investigate the genetics of vision, and how researchers are helping the blind see.

14 July 2014

New technology means more genetic testing, but what are the issues?

14 June 2014

Twenty years ago, gene therapy was a great hope for the future of medicine - progress has been slow but things may now...

14 May 2014

Are our brains a product of nature or nurture, and how does learning change them?

14 April 2014

Around one in four adults in the UK experiences mental health problems in any year, but what do we know about the genes...

14 March 2014

We find out how DNA gets damaged and repaired. Plus liver from skin cells, DNA from ancient teeth, and a scary little...

14 February 2014

We take a look at the genetics of smell. Plus, contagious cancer, gene therapy for blindness, and a slimy gene of the...

14 January 2014

Hearing loss is distressing, but researchers are starting to unpick the genetic causes behind some of these problems.

14 December 2013

Across the natural world, cells organise themselves into a wonderful array of shapes and structures. But how do they do...

14 November 2013

We look at how molecules in cells self-organise to create structures, plus bee sex, tough mice, and a happily married...

14 October 2013

We take a look at the genetics of heart disease, tame the tiger genome, and our gene of the month is for hopeless...