This fungus senses gravity using a gene it borrowed from bacteria

Don’t mind me, just borrowing some genes to make gravity-sensing crystals. Sorry, what?

Scientists confirm weird ‘knot-shaped’ DNA structure in human cells for the first time

Forget the double-helix for a second — there are other, more interesting DNA structures out there.

Humans and chimp brains may have a turbo-charged fight-or-flight response

Such adaptations could form the evolutionary roots of human warfare.

Scientists pinpoint genes that give us our hair color

Women have lighter hair then men, on average — and researchers can now know what your hair color is after a simple DNA sample.

Wild yeast likely evolved in China, reveals genetic sequencing of over 1,000 strains

Their results point to East Asia (China) as the yeast’s area of origin.

The Yangtze river porpoise, unique for living in freshwater, has special genetic adaptations

The purpoise of the study was to learn more about the genetics of this unique cetacean.

Almost 40% of at-home DNA tests are inaccurate, scientists warn

At-home DNA tests are used to offer information about one’s ancestors, risks of certain diseases, and other traits, such as eye color.

Sudden infant death syndrome linked to a rare genetic mutation

Researchers believe a rare mutation associated with breathing muscles is the cause of SIDS.

Surreal, six-inch mummy with an elongated skull finally described by scientists

Spoiler alert: not an alien.

New method developed to stop bacteria from sharing antibiotic resistance genes

No multiplayer-evolution any longer, pleasethankyou!

Researchers develop nanospears that can transport DNA to cells with pinpoint accuracy

This new technique is less harmful to the cells and more efficient than other non-viral DNA transfer techniques.

A year in space — it really changes your genes

There’s no need to panic, but these aren’t exactly happy news.

Slowing Down Cancer by Activating the Circadian Clock

New research suggests we can target body clock genes to prevent tumors.

Two raven lineages that tied the knot yield evidence of ‘speciation reversal’

Birds of a feather… merge together.

Childbirth can make women’s cells age faster than smoking or obesity

Scientists discovered that having children significantly shortened telomeres (genetic markers of aging).

One tiny mutation could triple the world’s production of grain

Not bad for one gene.

Debunking some misconceptions about evolution

Sometimes, it’s good to remember that even evolution doesn’t want you to be perfect. Good enough is just fine.

Man-made: we’ve domesticated our own species

Does this make us pets?

Novel cancer ‘assassin’ discovered: Huntington’s Disease

Repetitive RNA molecules found in Huntington’s disease are toxic to cancerous cells.

The genome of the first African in Iceland has been reconstructed, without any physical remains

He lived 200 years ago.