New findings published in Nature Communications show that four genes may contribute to the risk of abdominal hernias.
Researchers have identified the "hybrid inviability gene," and may have learned a bit more about how new species are born.
It turns out that the cheetah migrated from North America. After taking a closer look at "Chewbaaka," a male Namibian cheetah, researchers have found that this large cat started in America before traveling to the African plains.
Genetically modified mice may reveal the secret to a painless life. Researchers have recreated mice that have the same mutation that allows people to be unable to feel pain.
Researchers may have accidentally discovered how to stay younger for longer-at least in worms. A new study reveals that worms administered an antidepressant have increased lifespans of 30 to 40 percent.
Scientists may have taken one step closer to precise genome editing. They've engineered changes to the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing system that significantly cut down on "off-target" editing errors.
Scientists have uncovered the genes that may lead to a longer, healthier life. They've looked at the genomes of three organisms and have found the genes associated with the aging process that all three have in common.
Yakutian horses have adapted to staggering cold temperatures of -70 degrees in eastern Siberia. Now, researchers are taking a closer look as to how this occurred.
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.