Just as we were all getting used to being part-Neanderthal, Cambridge University scientists say we might not be, after all.
A mysterious sister species to Neanderthals once roamed Africa, interbreeding with human ancestors.
In an effort to settle things once and for all, Oxford University scientists are calling for samples of so-called Yeti remains for genetic investigation.
Scientists have successfully and repeatedly encoded, stored and erased digital data within the DNA of living cells.
It's really shaping up to be one amazing genre summer at the movies.
Scientists have uncovered clues as to how our genomes became riddled with viruses, some dating back 100 million years.
The prospect of artificial life has just come one step closer, with the discovery that a synthetic version of DNA and RNA can evolve like the real thing.
European Neanderthals were on the verge of extinction even before moderns humans arrived on the scene, a DNA analysis has shown.
A British company has developed a disposable DNA sequencing device that's the size of a USB memory stick.
Harvard researchers have created a tiny 'DNA robot' that can seek out and destroy specific cells - including cancer cells.
Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute and the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology have developed a 'biological computer' - made entirely from biomolecules - that can encrypt and decipher images.
Native Americans can trace their origins to a remote mountainous region of Siberia, new genetic research has shown.
Scottish scientists have analyzed the DNA of a mummified finger claimed to belong to a yeti.
A Japanese team which has been hoping to clone a mammoth says that a specimen discovered this summer looks likely to yield up the necessary DNA.
An international team of scientists has sequenced the entire genome of the Black Death, extracted from skeletons more than 700 years old.
A team of Johns Hopkins researchers has created from scratch a new form of yeast that includes synthetic DNA.
The building blocks of DNA have been arriving here from meteorites in greater quantity than previously thought, lending weight to the idea that the seeds of life on Earth originated in space.
Caltech researchers have created the first artificial neural network from DNA - a circuit of interacting molecules that can recall memories based on incomplete patterns, just as a brain can.
MIT and Harvard researchers say they can edit the genetic code of a living cell, allowing them to give cells new functions such as building proteins not found in nature, or engineering bacteria that are resistant to any viral infection.
New genetic research appears to confirm that the ancestors of modern non-Africans interbred with Neanderthals.