DNA and Genes Archive
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.
11 May 2010, 09:43 AM ET
Satellites and DNA analysis are used to track dolphin populations.
06 May 2010, 08:02 AM ET
Humans and Cavemen mated, according to an analysis of Neanderthal genes, which were sequenced for the first time in a recent study.
03 May 2010, 08:42 AM ET
Ancient woolly mammoth DNA shows that changes to blood helped beasts adapt to cold.
29 April 2010, 09:14 AM ET
African clawed frogs have more in common with humans than you might think, according to their newly sequenced genome.
28 April 2010, 03:30 AM ET
Buffalos in South Africa appear to give birth to more males during the rainy season, and scientists think certain genes are responsible
15 March 2010, 10:04 AM ET
Bacteria communities are unique to individuals' hands; could be used in forensic science.
22 February 2010, 02:56 AM ET
Butterfly Colors and Vision Are Related.
10 February 2010, 12:00 PM ET
Scientists have identified specific genetic mutations that may cause stuttering.
10 February 2010, 09:33 AM ET
Andrew DeWoody uses DNA to study the lives of eagles.
10 February 2010, 08:06 AM ET
Ancient human genome sequenced from hair frozen in Arctic permafrost for 4,000 years.
04 February 2010, 11:34 AM ET
Scientists have identified genes that can partly predict how much we respond to exercise
12 January 2010, 06:47 AM ET
A green sea slug appears to be part animal, part plant, as it's the first critter discovered to produce the plant pigment chlorophyll.
11 January 2010, 10:57 AM ET
Dog traits linked to particular genes, such as Shar-Pei's wrinkles, could shed light on evolution of human genome.
15 December 2009, 06:59 AM ET
Woolly mammoths and other large beasts in North America may not have gone extinct as long ago as previously thought.
01 December 2009, 09:56 AM ET
New DNA research has allowed scientists to trace shark fins from Chinese markets to their geographic origins
19 November 2009, 12:35 PM ET
Endangered bluefin tuna ends up in sushi without being labeled.
10 November 2009, 02:18 AM ET
Is it ethical to stick human DNA into lab animals? Vote.
28 October 2009, 01:15 PM ET
Bad driving could be in your genes.
24 September 2009, 05:23 AM ET
Hoarding can ruin families. But is it inherited or learned?
23 September 2009, 12:21 PM ET
Molecular research suggests evolution is irreversible.
16 September 2009, 07:48 AM ET
Scientists have used DNA material to write letters.
03 September 2009, 08:01 AM ET
Mice lacking a certain gene can eat junk food without getting fat, a new study finds.
17 August 2009, 10:29 AM ET
Being picked last for a sports team can literally hurt.
10 August 2009, 05:11 AM ET
Genes help rats survive on a toxic diet.
29 June 2009, 06:31 AM ET
Contrary to popular wisdom, two biologists are arguing that orangutans, not chimps, are humans closest relatives.
19 June 2009, 05:48 AM ET
Biology has underestimated the role of fathers in making babies. Society has too, especially when it comes to child-rearing. That should change.
13 June 2009, 07:56 AM ET
Study indicates marijuana damages genetic material in ways that could increase the risk of cancer.