Plants that "eat" other plants--that wait as seeds until hosts arrive, then latch on and drain them of nutrients--waste large amounts of food crops each year. Researchers have new learnings on how they do this.
Certain genes may give secret sauce (and stress-dealing ability) to fish, generation by generation.
It may sound utterly outrageous, but experts are now arguing that some very fat and blind cave fish may hold the key to understanding humanity's obesity problem. The same genes that apparently help these fish feast without constraint also happens to be one of the strongest genetic drivers for inherited obesity ever seen.
Cancer is a very unique kind of disease. Rare in plants to begin with, experts had long thought that animals were more susceptible to often-fatal cancer conditions because they exclusively experience chromothripsis, commonly called "chromosome shattering." Now, experts have found the first evidence of this phenomenon in plants - a revelation with some intriguing implications.
The Bronze Age was a significant era in Earth's early history, but how did it change Europe? New DNA analyses from the bones of early Europeans have attempted to answer just that question, showing that the demographic structure of present-day Europe and Asia is the result of widespread population migrations, and subsequent cultural changes that occurred during the Bronze Age.
Color blindness affects a significant portion of the population, most notably men. And now, new research has identified a new gene mutation that could possibly cause this condition.
Scientists are confident that all modern human populations can trace their ancestry back to Africa, yet the road they traveled along has remained unclear. But now, new research indicates that Egypt may be the key to the ancient human migration out of Africa.
By unlocking the secrets of a bizarre virus that can survive in near boiling acid, scientists at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine hope they can use its indestructible ways to successfully use genetic therapy to treat human diseases.
Madagascar is known for its incredible biodiversity, but even so scientists were surprised to find that one species in particular that's unique to the region, called the panther chameleon, is actually 11 different species in one.
Cystic fibrosis is life threatening to anyone born with the disease, but now a new combination of drugs is offering new hope for afflicted patients.
With summer nearly a month away, there's a reason everyone is anticipating its arrival. The sun is always shining, school's out, you lay on the beach and tan, and you just feel better. Well, the latter may be because people are generally healthier in the summer.
Climate change is forcing all sorts of species to change their ways, and now new research shows that when it comes to water fleas, they are using genetics to adapt to climate change.
Scientists may have discovered a sixth DNA base, changing the way we think about our genetic makeup, according to a new study.
Scientists have discovered a new breast cancer gene, providing insight into the most common cancer among American women, according to new research.