- Genetics may determine whether we're gym rats or couch potatoes.
- Researchers at Oxford University have found 12 areas of our DNA that are related to the age at which we have our first child and how many children we will have in our lifetime.
- Evidence of DNA from an unknown source in the genes of Pacific Islanders suggests there may have been a third unknown hominid ancestor that contributed to the story of modern man.
- A baby born with a rare condition that made her tongue too big for her mouth is finally able to smile after a surgery to reduce its size.
- Researchers have begun to sequence the genome of those of African descent living in the Americas; what information will it reveal?
- A Swedish researcher successfully edited the DNA of a human embryo for the first time in history; what does this mean for us?
- Inbreeding, or mating with a close genetic relative, has its benefits and downsides.
- A new study has shown the possibility of using unique protein markers for the identification of individuals in forensic or archaeological cases.
- Before you completely rule out "designer babies," here's how gene-editing technology may actually be beneficial.
- Genetics may have more influence over how much coffee we drink than we knew.
- Scientists in Japan have established a new swab sample identification process that may help answer burning questions about our relatives.
- The World Science Foundation explains the basics of CRISPR.
Genetics deals with the molecular structure and function of genes, gene behavior, patterns of inheritance from parent to offspring, and gene distribution, variation and change in populations. Genes correspond to regions within DNA, a molecule composed of a chain of four different types of nucleotides—the sequence of these nucleotides is the genetic information organisms inherit.