DNA and Genes Archive
23 October 2013, 05:50 PM ET
The few genes found outside the nucleus affect cell metabolism more than expected.
17 October 2013, 03:40 PM ET
Your genes control features inside you body and researchers are trying to use this to help doctors prescribe more effective medications.
17 October 2013, 11:41 AM ET
Scientists believe they may have begun to solve the riddle of one of most enduring myths in all of cryptozoology: the yeti, or abominable snowman, of the Himalayas.
11 October 2013, 06:25 PM ET
James Watson was a pioneer molecular biologist who, along with two other scientists, was awarded the Nobel Prize for discovering the double helix structure of the DNA molecule.
09 October 2013, 04:12 PM ET
A mummified head identified three years ago as that of French king Henry IV may not belong to him, according to a new DNA study that failed to authenticate the remains. The researcher who originally identified the head still argues that it is Henry’s.
30 September 2013, 09:18 PM ET
Francis Crick's work unlocked the secret to how genetic material gets passed from parent to child.
25 September 2013, 01:00 PM ET
Contrary to popular wisdom, chromosomes only briefly look like an x shape, instead resembling blobs most of the time, new measurements reveal.
19 September 2013, 05:20 PM ET
Rosalind Franklin was a scientist whose contributions to the discovery of the shape of the DNA molecule went uncredited for many years.
25 August 2013, 02:30 PM ET
In what experts are calling a major advance, new research reveals several routes to target a protein called TXNIP with drugs. The protein TXNIP kills and damages the cells that make insulin, and is involved in both type 1 and type 2 diabetes.
21 August 2013, 03:40 PM ET
Aging is often thought to result from cell-damaging experience through life. Now, researchers have found that damaged DNA inherited from mothers may predetermine aging rates to a certain degree.
20 August 2013, 11:00 AM ET
The longest-living bat species may owe its exceptional life span, at least in part, to its genes, a new study suggests.
12 July 2013, 01:45 PM ET
The news that 50-year-old DNA provided a break in the Boston Strangler murder case may have you wondering: just how long does DNA last?
27 June 2013, 05:20 PM ET
Understanding the biological causes of migraines could lead to more personalized treatments.
24 June 2013, 07:00 PM ET
Epigenetics refers to external modifications to DNA that turn genes "on" or "off."
06 June 2013, 03:57 PM ET
What is DNA? DNA is a molecule that contains the instructions an organism needs to develop, live and reproduce.
06 June 2013, 11:20 AM ET
Heather Dewey-Hagborg's 3D portraits were created by analyzing DNA from cigarette butts and strands of hair.
04 June 2013, 12:52 PM ET
Epigenetics is the study of experiences or environmental factors that can trigger genetic changes.
31 May 2013, 12:49 PM ET
The art is meant to spur conversation on the nature of identity and scientific progress.
22 May 2013, 02:40 PM ET
Researchers identified the exact strain of plant disease that caused the devastating famine.
12 April 2013, 01:05 PM ET
Researchers use advanced sequencing and TACC’s Ranger supercomputer to uncover origin of common algae.
09 April 2013, 06:40 PM ET
'Jim Watson and I have probably made a most important discovery,' begins the modest seven-page note.
21 March 2013, 02:00 PM ET
Scientists have found a way to fold DNA, origami-style, into unusual shapes like corkscrews and spheres.
08 March 2013, 09:34 AM ET
A miniscule bit of DNA from an African American man now living in South Carolina has been traced back 338,000 years.
01 March 2013, 09:41 AM ET
The weird structures sponge up micro-RNA to keep it from interfering with genetic activity.
14 February 2013, 04:56 PM ET
Scientist learns a lot about how human DNA works by studying yeast.
08 February 2013, 09:42 AM ET
Being obese may raise the risk of a D-deficiency.
02 February 2013, 11:30 AM ET
Extra copies of certain gene may make our mouths water more.
01 February 2013, 04:28 PM ET
Whatever your sex, everyone starts off as a woman in the womb. Nipples on men are a vestige of those early, gender-bending days.
28 January 2013, 11:19 AM ET
The recessive gene can remain hidden for generations.
23 January 2013, 01:13 PM ET
The odd structures, called G-quadruplexes, may aid personalized medicine.
23 January 2013, 01:00 PM ET
The molecular-based data storage method is compact, takes no electricity and could last for thousands of years.
23 January 2013, 11:15 AM ET
Images bring an oddly shaped DNA structure to life.
23 January 2013, 08:58 AM ET
New research delves ever deeper into the mysteries of the genome.
15 January 2013, 08:33 PM ET
The desire to seek thrills on the ski slope may be in your genes.
15 January 2013, 10:02 AM ET
One condo's dog owners must now register their pet's DNA with a laboratory.
28 December 2012, 10:52 AM ET
Could the roots of violent behavior like the Newton school shooting be found in DNA?