DNA and Genes Archive
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?
19 December 2012, 05:33 PM ET
DNA evidence may link them to another mass murder.
05 December 2012, 05:00 PM ET
The standard method for prenatal testing, called karyotyping, may be mostly replaced by a new test called a chromosomal microarray
03 December 2012, 10:40 AM ET
Duplications of "brainy genes" in the sea creature kicked off an explosion in intelligence.
23 November 2012, 09:49 AM ET
Using cells from an adult animal, scientists can create an exact genetic replica.
16 November 2012, 04:17 PM ET
The all-female bdelloid rotifers have endured some 80 million years without sex.
14 November 2012, 05:17 PM ET
By studying how planarians re-form scientists may move one step closer to replacing human tissue and cells.
09 November 2012, 05:33 PM ET
Early in development, identical twins may have many genetic changes that can change their cancer risk
26 October 2012, 05:44 PM ET
Cancer involves a group of rapidly growing, abnormal cells. This growth can occur in the breast tissue of either gender. Cancer does not discriminate.