DNA and Genes Archive
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.
18 November 2008, 07:29 AM ET
Technique applied to human gut reveals 10 times more bacteria than thought.
10 November 2008, 07:00 AM ET
The acrobatic primate has four species, not just two as was previously thought.
03 November 2008, 06:47 AM ET
COMMENTARY: Race only exists in the heart of the racist.
31 October 2008, 04:58 AM ET
COMMENTARY: Science should disavow race as a useful measure of people.
30 October 2008, 08:02 AM ET
Virulent infectious fungi shown to reproduce sexually, possibly in human cells.
30 October 2008, 08:01 AM ET
The Iceman likely has no modern-day relatives.
24 October 2008, 05:30 AM ET
Bread mold is helping scientists learn about our biological clocks.
12 October 2008, 10:12 AM ET
In fact, the propensity is genetically determined.
09 October 2008, 08:06 PM ET
Biologists confirm a female shark got pregnant without mating with a male.
09 October 2008, 03:07 AM ET
Scientists have discovered mystery snippets of DNA that have no apparent purpose, yet have survived eons of evolution.
07 October 2008, 02:57 AM ET
Scientists have discovered 10 new genetic types of cacao, the chocolate plant.
30 September 2008, 08:56 AM ET
Synthetic biologists engineer and build or redesign living organisms.
29 September 2008, 09:29 AM ET
Important brain protein could be key to formation of fearful memories.
29 September 2008, 09:22 AM ET
Few pictures are so important and so unrecognizable as the one scientists call Photo 51.
16 September 2008, 07:11 AM ET
Your weight problem might be written in your genes but not written in the stars.
15 September 2008, 01:00 PM ET
Biologists find new blind, subterranean ant species in Amazon rainforest.