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?
04 October 2010, 09:29 AM ET
For happiness, life experiences matter.
29 September 2010, 07:53 AM ET
Newly uncovered 'lost' letters reveal additional details on the race to discover DNA's molecular structure
29 September 2010, 07:11 AM ET
Scientists find common variations in the human genetic code that play a role in deciding how tall we'll be.
28 September 2010, 11:17 AM ET
Virus fragments, estimated to be at least 19 million years old, have been found within the DNA of song birds.
16 September 2010, 08:01 AM ET
A new tyrannosaur family tree shows how T. Rex grew from a line of small dinosaurs.
30 August 2010, 07:13 AM ET
Researchers can collect genetic samples from dolphins by capturing their exhaled breathe, rather than shooting them with darts, according to new research.
23 August 2010, 04:17 AM ET
Growing evidence indicates diet alone has less influence on body weight, and other traits, than genetic factors.
10 August 2010, 12:11 PM ET
A few genetic regions control 80 percent of differences between dogs
10 August 2010, 09:40 AM ET
Only 10 percent of the world's population get sick with TB, which is caused by bacteria called Mycobacterium tuberculosis, after being exposed.
05 August 2010, 04:12 AM ET
Berkeley's genetic testing program for incoming freshman may overlook the health issues of one of the genes it tests for, according to a physician with the National Institutes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.
05 August 2010, 03:35 AM ET
Researchers have new hope of finding the descendants of a 5,000 year-old man after sequencing DNA from his remains
23 July 2010, 04:15 AM ET
Scientists propose small molecules helped DNA and RNA come together, allowing the first life to form
15 July 2010, 11:01 AM ET
The ability to produce sperm originated 600 million years ago, a new study suggests.
15 July 2010, 03:48 AM ET
A new study shows lighting up a cigarette changes a person’s gene activity across the body. The findings may be a clue to why smoking affects overall health.
14 July 2010, 07:00 AM ET
Like a fingerprint, the virus communities in the human gut are unique to each individual
09 July 2010, 06:06 AM ET
Researchers are developing a new method to sequence the human genome. The sequencer uses an electric field to drive a strand of DNA through a small hole, or "nanopore," in a membrane.
09 July 2010, 04:11 AM ET
Physicists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are working to develop a new method to sequence the human genome that will make the dream of the $1000 genome a reality.
01 July 2010, 08:07 AM ET
Our genes provide clues as to whether we will live 100 years or more.
17 June 2010, 08:35 AM ET
People who stand the most risk of contracting a health condition due to risky habits are also the most likely to favor genetic over behavioral health information, finds a new study.
15 June 2010, 04:23 AM ET
The FDA has sent warning letters to companies selling gene test kits directly to consumers. The real reason: The tests are expensive and useless.
22 May 2010, 02:18 AM ET
A newborn gulping breast milk may be doing his or her genes good, researchers say.
20 May 2010, 01:38 PM ET
Scientists constructed the genome of the bacterium Mycoplasma mycoides, then transplanted genome into a M. capricolum cell that had been emptied of its own genome making it function just like naturally occurring M. mycoides.
20 May 2010, 01:57 AM ET
Hammerhead sharks appeared 20 million years ago and evolved into some small species, DNA study shows.
19 May 2010, 08:44 AM ET
Humans and machines could be one step closer to merging thanks to a new transistor controlled by the molecule that powers biological cells.
17 May 2010, 08:07 AM ET
Engineers have long dreamed of using DNA as the backbone for the next generation of computer circuits.
12 May 2010, 07:28 AM ET
New DNA-based machines that can perform more complex tasks with greater autonomy than ever before.