New genetic research appears to confirm that the ancestors of modern non-Africans interbred with Neanderthals.
Scientists have discovered an entirely new way to change the genetic code, bringing hope of treatments for devastating genetic disorders such as cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy and many forms of cancer.
Caltech researchers have built the most complex biochemical circuit ever, creating a DNA computer that can calculate square roots.
A theoretical physicist has presented research that shows bacteria might transmit electromagnetic signals to produce species-specific wavelengths.
A team, including DNA pioneer Craig Venter, says it may have discovered an entirely new domain of life.
MIT research scientists are planning to check whether we're all Martians, descended from organisms that were carried here aboard meteorites.
In the age of CSI and Law & Order, scientists are putting newfound interest into the mystery of Amelia Earhart. Hoping to extract her DNA from dried saliva on two envelopes she is believed to have sealed, one British Columbia researcher is attempting to reveal new secrets about her past.
Scientists have found their first evidence of gene transfer from humans to bacteria - and, guess what, it's gonorrhea that's the lucky recipient.
The asymmetry of biological molecules may have come from space, say French scientists.
Using carbon nanotubes and DNA, researchers have created a new type of solar cell designed to self-repair like natural photosynthetic systems in plants.
Forensic investigators will now be able to tell the hair color of an unknown perpetrator from DNA traces.
When it comes to analyzing DNA evidence, law enforcement can't do much nowadays but compare samples to known suspects or criminals within a police database.
Inspired by DNA testing techniques, researchers have developed a way of identifying pirated movies.
Scientists from Imperial College London have prototyped a tool that they say could ultimately sequence a person’s genome in minutes, at a fraction of the cost of current techniques.
Mercedes-Benz is taking "green" technology to a whole new level. No, we’re not talking about hybrids or low fuel emission models, we’re talking about a brand new concept in automotive design.
Play FarmVille, and a few virtual chickens lay eggs. Play Phylo, and you could be helping decode a genetic disease.
On TV programs like CSI, all it takes is one sip from a soda can for detectives to swab, tag, and bust a guilty criminal with DNA certainty. But is real life technology advanced enough to perform such a feat?
One of the biggest problems in cataloguing species is being able to tell whether a specimen is actually new or not. This week, for example, a sea eagle that had been believed to belong to a new species was discovered to be simply a variant on a known type.
A Harvard-led team has created nanodevices made of DNA that self-assemble and can be programmed to move and change shape. They're perfect for medical applications, says the team, because DNA is biocompatible and biodegradable.
In what is being hailed as the greatest scientific breakthrough in a generation, researchers have created the first artificial living cell.