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.

Sleeping around makes it hard to speciate by mixing genes, paper shows

I don’t even want to speciate.

Want to know why you are a “night owl”?

It’s heritable.

Men trophy hunt to show off to the ladies, new research found

Please don’t do it with these people, ladies.

Genetic ‘typos’ may be a more powerful driver of cancer in humans than environmental factors

Worrying.

Are you socially anxious? It might be your genes’ fault

It’s all in the serotonin.

Why we shouldn’t bring back the mammoth and other extinct animals

Ice Age Park would be cool, but…

New gene discovery could rid Dalmatians of a respiratory disease

Only Cruella de Vil wouldn’t be happy.

Researchers complete 30% of the synthetic yeast chromosome — synthetic life is just around the corner

Immense potential in a small cell.