When it comes to casual promiscuity, or one night stands, it appears females are more sensitive to the issue than males. Although feminists have striven to emancipate women sexuality, this time evolution may be blamed.
Is humankind getting dumber? Natural selection is working against humankind this time.
Genetic science has reached its peak as modern technology allows for a much faster DNA sequencing. A company called Genos is offering its services to fill in the needs of individuals to have their genes sequenced.
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), United Kingdom's fertility regulators, are now allowing the "cautious" use of IVF technique to create a baby using DNA from three different people.
A newly discovered mummified Lithuanian child dated in the 17th century could change the origin of small pox, revealing that the disease -- which was believed to have started in the ancient times -- could, in fact, have modern origins.
The road to making three-parent IVF is bumpy but shows progress. Recently, a new study shows the amount of risk couples face when embarking on this controversial process of conception.
Is the clone wars coming? Genetically enhanced cloned police dogs are expected to take to the streets of Russia stronger, faster, and better.
Most people would associate carrots with the color orange and would never dream of seeing this root vegetable in another color. What most people don't know is that the first cultivated carrots were purple or yellow. Around one thousand years ago, carrots spread to the eastern Mediterranean after being grown and domesticated in Afghanistan. Purple carrots, along with yellow, red, and white ones, were prevalent in the Middle East and other parts of Asia. Around the 1500s, orange carrots were recorded in Italy, Spain, and Germany.
A group of scientists from the California Institute of Technology has managed to bring silicon to life for the first time by successfully persuading proteins to breed silicon-carbon bonds that have the ability to make human-made bonds.
Japanese scientists have discovered that a common species of Asian tree frog may actually be two separate species based on their genetic data.
Researchers from University of Washington and University of York have developed a transgenic grass species that can neutralize toxic compounds found in bombs, explosives and ammunition.
A team of scientists from the University of Illinois has devised a revolutionary way of boosting crop yield of tobacco plants by 20 percent by adjusting their genetic makeup.
Scientists have recently discovered that a pack-a-day smoker generates at least hundreds of DNA mutations each year. What's even more alarming is that the mutations are permanent and irreversible.
Scientists have found the first step toward discovering the biochemistry that controls the switch from wakefulness to sleep. The first unbiased genetic screen for sleep defects in mice has resulted in two interesting mutants: Sleepy, which sleeps excessively, and Dreamless, which lacks rapid eye movement (REM) sleep.