Scientists are learning a bit more about insects thanks to the black widow spider.
Scientists have managed to cause a species of flatworm to grow heads and characteristics of another species.
One of the toughest creatures on Earth is the water bear, known formally as the tardigrade. Now,researchers have sequenced its genome have found that it gets a huge chunk of its genome from foreign DNA.
Scientists may have a new method for creating sweeter, well-growing tomatoes.
In a recent study, researchers assessed the DNA from two Denisovan molars, which were found in a Siberian cave.
What makes our brain human? Scientists are beginning to unravel the genetic code underlying its function, and have found a small set of molecular patterns that dominate gene expression in the human brain.
Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found genes that affected both motor coordination and body weight in mice, which may shed light on the onset of some neurodegenerative illnesses in humans.
Researchers may have uncovered a previously unknown "fourth strand" of ancient European ancestry. The newly discovered ancestry may tell researchers a bit more about ancient populations of humans.
Patients who take the drug L-DOPA for Parkinson's disease, restless legs or other movement disorders are less likely to develop age-related macular degeneration (AMD)--the most common cause of blindness in the elderly, according to a recent study.
Scientists have taken a closer look at chocolate and the tree it comes from, and have traced back the origins of the plant.
Scientists have officially mapped the genetic history of the Caribbean. Now, a team of researchers have found out whether indigenous communities still exist in the Caribbean region today.
New findings published in the journal Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynaecology look at how a DNA test for Down's Syndrome could reduce the need for potentially invasive tests that look for the developmental disorder marked by a full or partial extra copy of chromosome 21.