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.
Scientists have recreated an elusive form of the material that makes up much of the giant planets in our solar system, and the sun.
Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows.
A study of newly made chemical compounds is giving scientists a fresh understanding of an elusive element.
Some bacteria are able to thrive even when under continued attack, scientists have found, in a development that may help explain how our immune systems can't always prevent infections.
Climate change has not been strongly influenced by variations in heat from the sun, a new scientific study shows.
Technological advances are ushering in a new era of understanding in the search for fundamental physical particles - including dark matter - scientists will tell a public event.
Scientists have taken a step forward in helping to solve one of life's greatest mysteries – what makes us human?
DNA makes up only half of the material inside chromosomes – far less than was previously thought – a study has revealed.