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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


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


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 micropigs to be sold as pets

A genomics institute in China plans to bring a brand new kind of pet into the world -- customizable mini-pigs.

By September 29, 2015


Bill Nye brings science to bear on the abortion debate

Technically Incorrect: In an impassioned, science-based video presentation, the Science Guy insists that society should stop telling women what to do with their bodies.

By September 25, 2015


It's alive...again! Scientists waking up 30,000-year-old 'giant' virus

A French team plans to wake up its second ancient virus in two years to study its genetic structure. Have these scientists never seen a zombie movie?

By September 9, 2015


Shell-less ancestor of turtles revealed through holes in its head

A 260 million-year-old fossil has been determined to be the oldest ancestor of turtles found to date, revealing something about the reptile's mysterious past.

By September 2, 2015


Miniature brain-in-a-dish could help advance Alzheimer's research

A lab-grown brain is the most complete ever developed, equivalent to the brain maturity of a five-week-old foetus.

By August 19, 2015