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

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

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...