Scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine (IGMM) at the University of Edinburgh have discovered an enzyme that corrects the most common mistake in mammalian DNA.
Fresh analysis of a reptile fossil is helping scientists solve an evolutionary puzzle - how snakes lost their limbs.
Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows.
Climate change has not been strongly influenced by variations in heat from the sun, a new scientific study shows.
Scientists have taken a step forward in helping to solve one of life's greatest mysteries – what makes us human?
Rising global temperatures could increase the amount of carbon dioxide naturally released by the world's oceans, fuelling further climate change, a study suggests.
Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say.
The extent to which galaxies consume one another has been revealed in research. Findings from the study help to explain how galaxies such as the Milky Way were formed.
A small freshwater plant that has evolved to live in harsh seawater is giving scientists insight into how living things adapt to changes in their environment.
A new species of marine reptile from the Jurassic era has been identified from fossils found on the Isle of Skye.