The body electrician
Robo-flycatchers can speed up research, keeping scientists sane
But can it work well enough to generate reliable leads?
A combination of DNA evidence and historical research confirm the remains belong to the misshapen monarch
Babies' genomes hold clues that can save their lives, but that same information could be used in far less noble ways. Where should we draw the line?
Parasite is available for pre-order on Amazon.
And it's our fault that they're super inbred.
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.
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More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
A new blind, predatory, subterranean ant species with ancestral roots dating back to more than 120 million years ago spurs a debate on the evolution of ants.
Our annual bottom-10 list, in which we salute the men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward
A global hunt for genetic variations reveals secrets to disease and survival
Police sketches from eyewitness accounts are notoriously unreliable. The question is, Will "DNA sketches" be any better?
Your DNA holds the secrets of your ancestry, and at least a dozen companies offer to crack the code. But there's more than a bit of hype here.
A study of skin color in the Indian subcontinent shows the complex movements of populations there.
A new study is the first to identify a molecular basis for cat coat patterns. Could cat stripes be an immune defense mechanism?
Scientists home in on elusive autism genes and the environmental factors that may trigger them. Can a blood test to check for autism in newborns be far behind?
Naturally occurring genes cannot be patented, but synthetic ones can.
Unraveling the real sixth sense.
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?