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.
15 April 2006, 05:57 AM ET
Duplicate chromosomes were sent back to the center of the original cell, an event once thought impossible.
10 April 2006, 08:41 PM ET
The big question raised by a new study: Can you do anything about it?
06 April 2006, 10:00 AM ET
The emergence of flowering plants 100 million years ago may have led to the explosion in ant diversity that occurred around the same time, scientists say.
01 March 2006, 08:01 AM ET
It takes up valuable time and resources, so why do we do it? A new study suggests sex helps weed out evolutionary weaklings.
27 February 2006, 03:55 AM ET
Psychologists have recently handed the keys to happiness to the public, but many people cling to gloomy ways out of habit, experts say. What gives?
13 February 2006, 03:36 AM ET
Scientists engineer biological cells to stick to non-biological surfaces.
09 February 2006, 02:03 AM ET
A new three-dimensional model of a virus developed by researchers shows it in the act of getting ready to infect a host cell.
08 February 2006, 03:01 AM ET
The carbon nanotube and DNA sandwich might one day join a growing list of tiny probes that could be launched into the human body to monitor health.
30 January 2006, 02:44 AM ET
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