Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, say they've been able to turn back the molecular clock by infusing the blood stem cells of old mice with a longevity gene - bringing back the stem cells' ability to regenerate.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are attempting to repeat the path of evolution by taking a gene from an ancient organism and watching it evolve.
British scientists have poured cold water on US research that claimed to have identified a gene responsible for ageing.
Scientists have for the first time discovered a 'happiness gene', which works by regulating the transport of serotonin in the brain.
Chocolate: the finer the better. Fortunately, the recent sequencing and assembly of the chocolate tree genome is likely to benefit chocolate lovers and producers all over the world.
Ménage à trois? Wild orgies? One night stands? Who says science can't be sexy?
A surprised team of international scientists recently discovered that sea sponges - one of Earth's oldest life forms - share almost 70 percent of the same genes as human beings.
A liberal outlook may be partly genetic, according to a team of US scientists.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it, they say - and there's no doubt you lot seem pretty pleased with the stuff. And now scientists have discovered that the human sperm gene has survived for 600 million years, unaltered.
Next time somebody compliments you on your youthful good looks, don't give your moisturizer the credit - it doesn't work, and you're really not worth it.