As scientists forecast the impacts of climate change, one missing piece of the puzzle is what will happen to the carbon in the soil and the microbes that control the fate of this carbon as the planet warms.
DNA is the blueprint for life. Could it also become the template for making a new generation of computer chips based not on silicon, but on an experimental material known as graphene? That’s the theory behind a process that Stanford chemical engineering professor Zhenan Bao reveals in Nature Communications.
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, working with their collaborators at the Hospital for Special Surgery, have created a fleet of molecular "robots" that can home in on specific human cells and mark them for drug therapy or destruction.
Weill Cornell Medical College researchers have issued a warning that, according to the patent system, the vast majority of humans on the planet don't 'own' their own genes, and in fact their biological make-up is being exploited for profit. Even seemingly innocent research into cow breeding can cover human genetic make-up.
A team of scientists based at UCSF has established a link between learning and brain damage. Researchers found that brain activity could lead to DNA damage within brain cells, and although the damage is repaired quickly, it might explain the mechanism behind some neurological diseases. So thanks a lot, mum, I told you nothing good would come of law school.
University of Georgia researchers say they've discovered important genetic clues about archaea, one of Earth's oldest life forms.
Two prebiotic molecules - one related to DNA and the other to an amino acid - have been identified in a gas cloud near the center of the Milky Way.
Scientists say they've found a comparatively error-free way to store data in DNA, and have already used it to encode Shakespeare's sonnets and MP3 music files.
Many present-day Asians and Native Americans are related to humans living some 40,000 years ago in the area near Beijing, an analysis of ancient DNA shows.
Cambridge University researchers say they've proved that four-stranded ‘quadruple helix’ DNA structures exist within the human genome.
Native Australians weren't, as thought, isolated from the rest of the world for 40,000 years: they absorbed a wave of migration from India just 4,000 years ago, a genetic study shows.
Researchers have discovered that a new method of establishing hair and eye color from modern forensic samples can also do the same for ancient human remains.
Egyptologists say they believe they've established the truth about the death of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramesses III 3,000 years ago. And, just as an ancient papyrus suggests, they say, conspirators murdered him by slitting his throat.
Bigfoot is not only real, it's the product of breeding between human females and an unknown hominid, and should be given human rights - if a Texas DNA researcher is to be believed.
Verizon and HTC have finally rolled out the Droid DNA.
A US researcher is claiming to have found further evidence that ancient dinosaur proteins - and even DNA - may have been preserved until the present day.
Artificial muscles are a step closer to reality, with the creation of a dynamic 'goo' made of DNA that responds to stimuli mechanically, much like a real cell.
DNA can't survive for more than a few million years at most, putting paid to any plans to take the grandkids to a real Jurassic Park one day.
DNA evidence could soon be enough to help law enforcement draw up photofits of criminal suspects, thanks to a new genetic discovery.
It's been nearly ten years since the human genome was first decoded - and now scientists say they've finally mapped the underlying regulatory system that enables it to do its job.