The latest genetics news and breakthroughs from the DNA world. Join us to take a look inside your genes...

14 January 2017

Who decides whether GM crops can be grown? And what about Brexit?

14 December 2016

Human evolution is complicated, but you're only here because your ancestors got lucky

14 November 2016

This month we're delving into the junk in the genome, properly called non- coding DNA.

14 October 2016

We look at gene tests claiming to reveal everything from cancer risk to sporting ability.

14 September 2016

This month we're commemorating twenty years since the birth of Dolly the Sheep

14 August 2016

40 years ago Richard Dawkins' The Selfish Gene hit the shelves. We look back on its legacy

14 July 2016

We find out how signals between cells build organisms.

14 June 2016

Is the public ready to look inside its genes?

14 May 2016

Your health, immune system and even love-life are governed by compatibility genes.

14 April 2016

What do home genetic tests really reveal? Plus, the four-legged genetics of dogs.

14 March 2016

Are we on the road to designer babies? Plus, we unpack the latest cancer breakthrough.

14 February 2016

CRISPR is a precision set of genome editing tools with big implications for human health

14 January 2016

This month we bring you a bumper edition full of our favourite bits from the past 4 years.

14 December 2015

Synthetic biology - engineering life - is set to revolutionise the world, but how?

14 November 2015

Elephants are made up of many more cells than humans, but don't get cancer. Why?

14 October 2015

Imagine designing bacteria that can do whatever you want - this is synthetic biology.

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