The world's first reference material to help ensure laboratories accurately "map" DNA for genetic testing, medical diagnoses and future customized drug therapies is now available from the National Institute of Standards and ...
Despite a billion years of evolution separating humans from the baker's yeast in their refrigerators, hundreds of genes from an ancestor that the two species have in common live on nearly unchanged in them both, say biologists ...
Characteristics passed between generations are not decided solely by DNA, but can be brought about by other material in cells, new research shows.
Scientists have successfully replicated the molecular processes that led from dinosaur snouts to the first bird beaks.
The science about our our special senses - vision, smell, hearing and taste - offers fascinating and unique perspectives on our evolution.
Studies of the genes involved in oil synthesis in microalgae allow scientists to use a gene promoter to increase algal production of triacylglycerols, which in turn enhances potential biofuel yields
Duke researchers have developed a new method to precisely control when genes are turned on and active.
The likelihood of being bitten by mosquitoes could be down to our genes, according to a study carried out on twins.
A new study by geneticists from the University of Leicester has for the first time identified the genetic clues behind what makes you a 'lark' or an 'owl'.