Researchers in Israel say they have reconstructed the skeleton of a pre-historic human from a long-extinct and elusive species using DNA found in the pinky bone of a 13-year-old girl who died 70 000 years ago.
A large scientific study into the biological basis of sexual behaviour has confirmed there is no single “gay gene,” but that a complex mix of genetics and environment affects whether a person has same-sex sexual partners.
China said on Monday it will tighten regulations on human genetic material, putting checks on the passing of it abroad and insisting that any foreign companies or institutes wanting to use it in their work do so with a Chinese partner.
Chinese scientists have implanted human brain genes into monkeys, in a study intended to provide insights into the unique evolution of human intelligence.
The great white shark, one of the most fearsome predators in the world’s oceans in both fact and fiction, is a formidable creature, right down to its genes.
Scientists said Wednesday they have successfully used mice stem cells to grow kidneys in rat embryos, using a technique that could one day help grow human kidneys for transplant.
Chinese officials and scientists denounced on Tuesday the claims of a geneticist who said he had created the first gene-edited babies, and a hospital linked to his research suggested its ethical approval had been forged
Researchers on Tuesday unveiled a genetic modification that enables plants to use a quarter less water with scant reduction in yield.
Scientists have succeeded for the first time in growing human eggs in a laboratory from the earliest stages in ovarian tissue all the way to full maturity – a scientific step that had previously been taken in mice.
Tasmanian tiger was doomed long before humans began hunting the enigmatic marsupial, scientists said on Tuesday, with DNA sequencing showing it was in poor genetic health for thousands of years before its extinction.