Scientists reactivate 28,000 year-old mammoth cells

Researchers say that the study marks a “significant step toward bringing mammoths back from the dead.”

Asia may have given the world beer yeast, new research finds

Thank you, Asia, you’re the real MVP.

Yeast genetically-modified to produce cannabis compounds

In fact, it can produce some cannabinoids that are not naturally-occurring.

Antarctic icefish produces antifreeze to maintain liquid blood

This group of fish is unique among all vertebrates.

Nanoparticles inject genes directly into the chloroplast of plants

It’s easier and more effective than other gene editing methods. What’s more, there’s no risk of transmitting altered genes to other species, such as weeds.

The ‘forager gene’ of humans and fruit flies works in practically the same way

No time like mealtime.

New software allows researchers to CATCH any known virus in a sample

“Tools like CATCH will help us and others detect outbreaks earlier and generate more data on pathogens that can be shared with the wider scientific and medical research communities,” the authors say.

DNA testing is becoming more popular — but how does it really work?

DNA testing kits have developed tremendously in recent times, moving out of the lab and onto the real world. After all, who wouldn’t want to trace their genetic heritage? Most of the time, it only takes a few weeks (and a reasonable sum) to find out where your lineage came from. But how does it work, and how accurate is

DNA pioneer James Watson stripped of honorary titles after racist remarks

It’s not the first time Watson has made racist statements.

Scientists turn blood cells into neural stem cells, opening door for new regenerative therapies

It could be a game changer for patients suffering from paralysis and other nervous system problems.

Research identifies a gene that makes our brains (and those of primates) unique

Smarts, we got’em!

Google’s AI algorithm could usher in new age of protein understanding

We’re entering a new age of scientific breakthrough, and this could be absolutely huge.

China pulls the plug on rogue scientist who genetically modified twin human babies

The whole odd affair is unprecedented.

Mitochondrial DNA can sometimes come from fathers, too

A discovery that’s set to rewrite textbooks on biology.

More evidence shows that Neanderthals and early humans interbred — multiple times

A significant portion of most people’s DNA is Neanderthal.

Chinese scientists created the world’s first gene-edited babies

Against international best practices, researchers in China claim to have facilitated the birth of twin girls whose DNA had been altered with gene editing tools.

Coffee or tea? The answer might lie in your genes

So, which one is your favorite?

New project aims to map the DNA of every animal, plant and fungus

One of the most ambitious projects ever attempted in science.

Researchers document first evidence of epigenetic inheritance via sperm

We’re not sure yet if a father’s experience can affect the health of offspring.

How Siberian Huskies got their ghostly blue eyes

These canine white walkers got their famous blue eyes thanks to a genetic duplication.