28 December 2006, 07:26 AM ET
Beneath a slimy faÃ§ade, the sea slug is somewhat of a brainiac. At any given time within a single brain cell, more than 10,000 genes are hard at work.
05 December 2006, 03:38 AM ET
Scientists have figured out how to make apples look so good that perhaps you won't mind the lousy taste.
21 November 2006, 05:18 AM ET
A new genetic method of detecting osteoarthritis could allow treatments to reverse the condition before symptoms set in.
15 November 2006, 08:01 AM ET
Two of the most detailed Neanderthal DNA sequencing projects ever performed are shedding new light on the shared evolutionary past of ourselves and our closest extinct relative.
14 November 2006, 04:02 AM ET
Unlike two-thirds of America, everyone at the running store this weekend was fit. This genetically diverse crowd of runners didn't have the obesity gene. What were the chances of that?
09 November 2006, 09:02 AM ET
They lack eyes, ears and a backbone, but sea urchins are more closely related to humans than once thought.
03 November 2006, 12:03 PM ET
Fish hit with X-rays could trigger danger responses in other fish. These results might help regulators identify radiation leaks from nuclear power plants.
03 November 2006, 04:35 AM ET
Female animals may use other ways to choose mates besides ornamental displays, which may help their offspring survive longer.
27 October 2006, 09:44 AM ET
Could the human species split in two over time due to evolutionary pressures as predicted by science fiction writer H.G. Wells? While the idea is fascinating, the science is flimsy.
25 October 2006, 09:02 AM ET
It can sting you in Rome. It can sting you in Moscow, but the honey bee is originally from Africa, scientists reported today.
23 October 2006, 04:28 AM ET
DNA that helps make germs resistant to medicines may increasingly be appearing as a pollutant in the water.
12 October 2006, 10:02 AM ET
A bacteria living in special cells inside an insect has the smallest genome of any known cellular lifeform, a new study finds.
29 September 2006, 05:38 AM ET
Showing a genetic connection could help reduce stigmas associated with certain mental illnesses and improve diagnosis and therapies.
28 September 2006, 06:36 AM ET
Scientists have discovered a novel genetic repair mechanism that allows a hardy desert microbe to die and resurrect over and over again.
12 September 2006, 08:28 PM ET
The father of genetics, a monk who spent eight years counting 300,000 peas, would not recognize some of the freaky things going on today.
16 August 2006, 09:05 AM ET
The discovery of a rapidly evolving DNA section in humans could help explain why our brains are so much bigger than chimps.
13 August 2006, 09:51 PM ET
Extracts from hot dogs bought from the supermarket, when mixed with nitrites, resulted in what appeared to be these DNA mutating compounds.
07 August 2006, 08:00 AM ET
It's not Jurassic Park, but scientists have reconstructed a 530-million-year old gene by piecing together key portions of two modern genes descended from it.
26 July 2006, 09:01 AM ET
A suite of genes involved in fish fin development also plays a role in the development of paired limbs in land animals.
06 July 2006, 10:02 AM ET
The same DNA that affects hair color in humans has been found in mammoths.
20 June 2006, 05:13 PM ET
The fundamentals of genetic science may help date centuries-old works by Shakespeare and Rembrandt.
20 June 2006, 05:52 AM ET
Scientists have found ways to bend the 'code of life' to do their bidding.
16 June 2006, 05:29 AM ET
Microscopic machines need tiny switches. This is about as small as you get.
09 June 2006, 05:09 AM ET
Scientists think the first life forms grew, reproduced and evolved without the complex molecules that define biology today.
08 June 2006, 10:26 AM ET
Global warming could also make Canada an agricultural powerhouse while the U.S. becomes a dustbowl.
06 June 2006, 04:53 AM ET
America is taking the Yankee Stadium approach to solving obesity: Make wider seats.
04 June 2006, 08:17 PM ET
Twenty-five years after the discovery of the first confirmed case of AIDS, LiveScience takes you inside viruses to see how they infect.
02 June 2006, 05:30 AM ET
They look alike and have the same DNA, but their electrical signals are distinct.
29 May 2006, 06:18 AM ET
A new study finds that individual differences in human sexual desire can be attributed to genetic variations.
29 May 2006, 04:01 AM ET
MYSTERY MONDAY: Genes are how-to books for making proteins. Find out how they work.
26 May 2006, 09:25 AM ET
Finally, scientists explain why we're not up to our ears in DNA.
19 May 2006, 09:23 AM ET
Some experts believed they were wiped out in the 1930s. But DNA tests suggest there are still some out there.
18 May 2006, 05:04 AM ET
An population on the brink of social collapse is saved by a single gene population.
17 May 2006, 09:12 AM ET
A new genetic analysis suggests human and chimp divergence occurred more recently than previously believed, and it might have been a two-step process.
11 May 2006, 10:00 AM ET
The practice could become more widespread, but it raises issues about civil liberties violations.
01 May 2006, 01:00 PM ET
Organisms evolve and branch off into new species faster in the tropics compared to other places on Earth, a new study suggests.