DNA and Genes Archive
21 May 2009, 08:03 AM ET
Scientists find the genetic mutations that give rise to "bearded lady's" condition
14 May 2009, 07:22 AM ET
A researcher proposes that happiness may be partly inherited from parents' life experiences.
12 May 2009, 07:53 AM ET
Mammals and milk go together — it is produced by all species in this group. The link actually goes back to the Jurassic.
08 May 2009, 06:21 AM ET
Every baby gets half his genes from Mom and half from Dad, but primarily mothers are in charge early on.
07 May 2009, 12:22 PM ET
A DNA test could show whether President Abraham Lincoln was dying of a rare genetic disease before his assassination.
02 May 2009, 07:09 AM ET
Aim is to resurrect a single gene from an extinct species of bacteria.
28 April 2009, 03:26 PM ET
South Korean scientists claim to have put fluorescent genes into eggs.
27 April 2009, 07:33 AM ET
Scientists are pinpointing how life experiences — from toxin exposure to receiving affection — can alter genome expression.
24 April 2009, 08:48 AM ET
Red pandas found to have taste for aspartame, could lead to better understanding of sweet receptors.
17 April 2009, 07:11 AM ET
Hybrids that yield unusually large seeds are nutritional powerhouses that could help counter global warming's effects on crops.
14 April 2009, 04:16 PM ET
say there were actually at least three different subgroups of Neanderthals.
14 April 2009, 04:15 PM ET
Geneology, historical texts point to inbreeding as cause of dying out of Spanish Habsburg dynasty.
13 April 2009, 07:51 PM ET
If a mother rat does not eat well, her offspring exhibit genetic changes that affect what they'll become.
08 April 2009, 07:29 AM ET
Genetic love at first sight could be real, a new study suggests.
03 March 2009, 04:06 AM ET
There are common misperceptions about "test-tube" and "designer" babies.
02 March 2009, 04:34 AM ET
Forensic science confirms final two graves of last Russian Imperial family.
26 February 2009, 04:12 AM ET
Caffeine targets protein in damaged skin cells, helps trigger cell suicide and reduce risk of cancer.
18 February 2009, 09:43 AM ET
The forensic science system needs vast change, a new report claims.
17 February 2009, 06:03 AM ET
Scientists image the protective protein shell that surrounds many known viruses.
14 February 2009, 02:55 PM ET
A new artificial form of almost-life is sitting in a beaker full of oily water in a laboratory in Florida.
14 February 2009, 05:52 AM ET
Children born in areas with increased traffic-related pollution could be at greater risk of developing asthma.
12 February 2009, 09:01 AM ET
Scientists crack genetic code of common cold; discovery could lead to new treatments.
10 February 2009, 03:48 AM ET
Researcher testing method to trace medieval texts with DNA from animal skin parchment.
06 February 2009, 07:58 AM ET
The drug, ATryn, is made from milk from goats that have had their DNA altered.
04 February 2009, 03:31 AM ET
A phenomenon called horizontal transfer is more common than thought.
02 February 2009, 11:14 AM ET
The confluence of evolution and religion is a very trick topic for pollsters to get at.
26 January 2009, 03:00 PM ET
A group of amoeba-shaped creatures could be the closest living surrogate to the ancestor of all animals.
25 January 2009, 06:09 AM ET
Parasites typically don’t have as many genes as their free-living relatives do.
11 January 2009, 10:49 AM ET
Scientists have created something in the lab that is tantalizingly close to what might have happened.
11 January 2009, 07:23 AM ET
Some fear the worst if laws are not crafted to corral the burgeoning field of reprogenetics.
28 December 2008, 08:02 AM ET
Amateur biologists are goofing around with genetics. Some fear could unleash new and dangerous life forms.
15 December 2008, 04:24 AM ET
Genetic tests could reveal kids destined to star in certain sports, so that parents could direct them to that activity early on.
25 November 2008, 04:50 AM ET
Scientists are planning to sequence the genome of the tasty gobbler.
25 November 2008, 03:51 AM ET
Scientists find early stage of sex chromosome evolution in strawberry plants.
25 November 2008, 03:08 AM ET
Single-celled blobs can recognize relatives.
18 November 2008, 09:41 AM ET
Scientists say they have unraveled the DNA of a small kangaroo named Matilda.