These tests report on more than just your risk for cilantro aversion and your ice-cream flavor preference.
The loss of the Y chromosome could drive the formation of entirely new species.
Professor George Church creates a gene "wishlist" that can lead to superhuman abilities.
When it comes to lifelong conditions like autism spectrum disorder, we tend to be biased in a way that obscures reality.
Meet Deinococcus radioduranst, the world's toughest bacteria.
A glimpse into what a sustainable, inclusive future will look like.
Chinese scientist He Jiankui edited the genes of two babies to be resistant to HIV, provoking outrage. Now, a new genetic analysis shows why this was reckless.
A DNA test promises to reveal your hidden history — but is it all smoke and mirrors?
Surprising studies revealed why mothers affected the genetic pool more than fathers.
All life as we know it relies on carbon and water. But researchers speculate this doesn't have to be the case.
Psychopaths are manipulative, violent, impulsive, and lack empathy — but if psychopathy encourages more frequent reproduction, is it, then, an advantageous strategy?
Experts argue the jaws of an ancient European ape reveal a key human ancestor.
An innovation may lead to lifelike evolving machines.
‘Micro snails’ we scraped from sidewalk cracks help unlock details of ancient Earth’s biological evolution
Scientists discovered microbes that have lived on Earth for millions of years.
Carl Sagan—who first coined the term—was tempted to call them "star-tar."
Patients with lung disease could find relief by breathing in messenger RNA molecules.
The relationship between our genotypes and our psychological traits, while substantial, is highly indirect and emergent.
The quick test would be a breakthrough in cancer treatment.
Electrons show chemists how to see more with less.
A new study shows how interbreeding of modern humans and Neanderthals boosted our genomes.
Researchers discover extraterrestrial origins of a chemical essential for human DNA and other cell processes.