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

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...

14 September 2013

Who do you think you are? And is the answer in your genes? This month we're delving into genes and genealogy.

14 August 2013

Why can some people stay fit as a fiddle, while other seem to catch every bug that's going? The answer lies in our...

14 July 2013

Summer loving is in the air, so what better time to think about sex? We're talking about the genetics of sex...

14 June 2013

Our genes are our unique calling card and DNA analysis can solve crimes and resolve family disputes. And it's set...

14 May 2013

Genetic technology is expanding at a pace that few can keep up with, but is this explosion of information delivering...

14 April 2013

Almost every single cell of your body is packed with more than two metres of DNA, but how does it all get in there?

14 March 2013

It's thought that around one in a hundred children in the UK is somewhere on the autistic spectrum - a complex...

14 February 2013

You've probably heard of DNA, but what do you know about RNA? As well as being the molecule that shuttles...

14 January 2013

The gym is full, the pubs are empty - it can only be January, as a good proportion of the population resolves to shape...

14 December 2012

Cancer is literally the enemy within us, starting when good cells go rogue. But how can we use new genetic knowledge to...

14 November 2012

Our world - and our bodies - are teeming with bacteria. And although some of them are friendly, many of them are not.