Researchers hijack plant to produce polio vaccine

Anti-vaxxers finally have a natural option.

How alleles make us who we are

It has to do with your parents, and a bit of luck.

DNA study confirms near-mythological origin of the Greek people

Archaeology, meet genetics.

A lost race of hominids left their legacy in the saliva of Sub-Saharan populations

Unlikely discoveries hide in unlikely places.

Second gene-silencing mechanism found, could lead to viable clones and safer in vitro

It’s gotta be pretty important if it has a back-up system in place.

A single ‘letter’ difference in their DNA made some whales huge, others sleek and predatory

That’s one really dramatic typo.

No bones needed — researchers use DNA in soil to tell if humans were around

This can be a game changer.

Early Europeans may have survived the Ice Age because of arthritis

Ok, but can it go away now?

Where humans went, cats followed — the story of cat domestication started 9,000 years ago

From Egypt’s pyramids to Viking longboats, cats never left our side since we invented agriculture.

Abnormal chromosomes and mitochondrial DNA might explain why suicide seems to favor some people

People kill themselves for all sorts of reason, but there’s a genetic makeup to it too.

How Ancestry Shapes Our Immune Cells

The body’s defense systems are impressive.

We’re entering a new age of genetic editing, as flurry of CRISPR trials already gear up

This could usher in a wondrous era for genetic science, but risks also loom nearby.

It’s not fun and games with CRISPR: the technique can induce hundreds of unwanted mutations

Even with over 1000 unexpected mutations, the mice seemed healthy and normal.

Major study explored the biology of human intelligence and found 40 new genes that play a role

What shall we do with this information?

The first hominids might have evolved in Europe, fossil jaw suggests

Emphasis on might.

Exposure to BPA might reprogram the brains of turtles — affecting them genetically

It changes their genes.

What is the big deal about CRISPR?

What you need to know.

Researchers find 6,500 genes expressed differently in men and women

The genes, it’s all in the genes.

CRISPR can be used to test for Zika and cancer quickly and cheaply

One test can cost 0.61 cents to make.

Experiment mimicked Earth’s early atmosphere hit by extraterrestrial impact. It produced all four RNA bases

A classic science experiment was revisited to explore the origin of life.