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Early bird or night owl? It could be in your genes

Being a morning person or a night owl could be genetic, suggests a study based on the habits of fruit flies. Waiter, there's a fly in my coffee!

By May 15, 2015


Is there a gene that keeps you single?

Scientists in China say they've identified a gene that may play a role in some people being uncomfortable in relationships.

By November 21, 2014


Affordable 'CSI': Detect Ebola, cancer genes at home

A Kickstarter campaign aims to bring the tools of DNA analysis to biohackers and researchers without access to expensive lab equipment.

By November 10, 2014


Experimental Alzheimer's drug also seems to slow ageing

A drug tested on mice as a potential preventative against Alzheimer's disease had a range of unexpected anti-ageing effects.

By November 17, 2015


Biologists switch on gene, extend flies' lives 30 percent

UCLA biologists may have just found a "fountain of youth" gene. In fruit flies, at least.

By September 11, 2014


Genetically engineered tomato competes with 50 bottles of red wine

Don't expect them in salad yet, but research shows introducing certain genes can turn tomatoes into supercharged nutrient bags.

By November 3, 2015


Ho-hum iPhone sales good enough to pump Apple profits

Apple didn't sell as many iPhones in the quarter as analysts expected, but Wall Street doesn't seem to mind.

By October 27, 2015


23andMe gets FDA nod to provide genetic information again

The US Food and Drug Administration had previously halted the company's test, which can show the potential risk of hereditary diseases.

By October 21, 2015


Analysts offer little consensus on Apple Watch sales

Apple won't spill the beans and analysts are all over the map with their forecasts.

By October 21, 2015


How do elephants keep cancer at bay?

The majestic elephant is unusually resistant to cancer, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists for decades. The answer may lie in its genes.

By October 8, 2015