DNA and Genes Archive
22 May 2013, 02:40 PM ET
Researchers identified the exact strain of plant disease that caused the devastating famine.
09 May 2013, 01:39 PM ET
An artist in Brooklyn gets DNA samples from strangers and creates life-like masks of the donors.
22 April 2013, 03:29 PM ET
A new synthetic type of biofuel could one day replace diesel and jet fuel.
17 April 2013, 10:31 AM ET
Could life have existed before the Earth did? Two scientists say it’s not only possible — it’s probable.
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, 11:56 AM ET
The new method of vaccine delivery feels like a "cat's tongue," researchers say.
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.
20 November 2012, 05:00 PM ET
The new device can snag cancer cells from flowing blood.
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.
24 October 2012, 08:58 PM ET
Cells bounce back from self-destruction.
23 October 2012, 05:00 PM ET
Which gene you have may affect whether you respond to placebos
18 October 2012, 05:29 PM ET
Signs of injuries detected in pachycephalosaurs' skulls offer evidence the animals head-butted in violent battles.
08 September 2012, 05:12 PM ET
The results reflect inherited physical changes that probably occurs from all the previous generations.
05 September 2012, 06:31 PM ET
New research delves ever deeper into the mysteries of the genome.