DNA and Genes Archive
16 June 2011, 11:35 AM ET
We each possess 60 new mutations, any of which could make major changes in our appearance or behavior. The genetic mistakes are the driving force of evolution.
08 June 2011, 04:38 PM ET
Researchers are beginning to investigate transcription factor proteins and their role in gene sequencing.
07 June 2011, 12:03 PM ET
Those with the neurologic disease were at higher risk for also contracting the most dangerous form of skin cancer.
06 June 2011, 01:18 PM ET
This isolated island is home to amazing creatures that live nowhere else on Earth.
01 June 2011, 05:03 PM ET
This chip prints out DNA ten times faster than conventional methods. Gutenberg, meet Venter.
27 May 2011, 02:46 PM ET
The debate over bacteria that might use arsenic to build their DNA has been stirred up again today.
20 May 2011, 02:20 PM ET
Vishy Iyer and colleagues use supercomputers and next-generation gene sequences to explore DNA and heredity.
17 May 2011, 10:41 AM ET
Experts question the accuracy of a genetic test that would use telomere length to tell an individual how fast they are aging.
15 April 2011, 01:45 PM ET
Two artists plan to extract DNA from William S. Burroughs’ preserved feces and inject it into other cells. Is this even legal?
15 April 2011, 01:45 PM ET
Two artists plan to extract DNA from William S. Burroughs’ preserved feces and inject it into other cells. Is this even legal?
06 April 2011, 06:58 PM ET
Whether or not you're a caffeine junkie is in part determined by your genes.
04 April 2011, 10:26 PM ET
But wine and liquor consumption didn't seem to increase gastric cancer risks.
09 March 2011, 01:02 PM ET
If it weren't for a lost stretch of DNA, human sex would likely be painful.
03 March 2011, 07:03 AM ET
They use a completely new way of increasing the number of gene copies made
01 March 2011, 06:39 PM ET
Scientists had hoped to find genes that played large roles in autism, but that search has been frustrating, researchers said.
18 February 2011, 04:46 PM ET
Testosterone and estrogen have opposite effects on a gene nicknamed RORA, researchers said.
26 January 2011, 07:24 PM ET
Structure of DNA molecule, and how the newly discovered arsenic-eating bacteria is different.
20 January 2011, 08:55 AM ET
The study is largest to date and could hold clues to defeating the household pests.
17 January 2011, 08:36 AM ET
Friends resemble each other at a genome level, a new study finds.
11 January 2011, 12:50 PM ET
A new mathematical modeling study looks at how quickly a gene predisposing people to be religious could spread through the population.
07 January 2011, 08:06 AM ET
That happened some 170,000 years ago.
03 January 2011, 09:59 AM ET
Blond or ginger perps won't be able to hide their hair color from the law much longer
31 December 2010, 11:55 AM ET
People with a family history of alcoholism, especially women, have an elevated risk of also becoming obese, according to a new study.
26 December 2010, 12:33 PM ET
The sequencing of the genetic code for the strawberry creates new possibilities to improve it, as well as other fruit.
23 December 2010, 05:31 AM ET
Important information that determines how genes are expressed could be passed through the sperm, researchers say.
22 December 2010, 05:55 AM ET
The finger came from a young girl, who was neither like us nor Neanderthal.
19 December 2010, 01:59 AM ET
Although direct-to-consumer genetic tests have been around for a few years, there’s been much debate over whether access to the results is beneficial or actually harmful – and if they’re even accurate.
16 December 2010, 07:12 AM ET
Newly-evolved genes are just as crucial to life as ancient ones, according to new research.
07 December 2010, 10:06 AM ET
Despite criticism from fellow scientists, researchers behind new arsenic-based life stand by their finding.
04 December 2010, 09:05 AM ET
Hostile attention isn't necessarily bad for a groundhog that's at the center of a social network.
03 December 2010, 03:35 AM ET
Markita Landry conducted research involving the study of protein-DNA interactions in Osaka, Japan. The work could ultimately help us understand how much of a role proteins-DNA interactions play in cells and even entire organisms.
01 December 2010, 10:38 AM ET
A gene linked to thrill-seeking behavior makes people prone to promiscuity.
23 November 2010, 03:16 AM ET
The turkey's genetic code, which has been largely sequenced, may help turkey farmers produce better birds.
25 October 2010, 10:24 AM ET
After a night of only a few hours of sleep, some people seem to cruise through the next day unaffected, while others struggle all day long to hold their bleary eyes open. Now, scientists have identified a gene that may help explain why.
07 October 2010, 08:08 AM ET
Research provides new insight into the development of early-onset familial Alzheimer's disease.
06 October 2010, 04:32 AM ET
Ever wonder why you prefer chocolate to vanilla, sci-fi movies instead of romantic comedies or jazz rather than rock?