A team of scientists has completed the genome sequence of the common marmoset - the first sequence of a New World monkey - shedding light on primate biology as well as evolution.
Look out criminals. The crime-busting tools of science fiction are becoming a reality. A new forensic test can detect the ethnicity and gender of someone using nothing but a single hair, and in less than two minutes no less, according to a new study.
One species of ant looks like a worker on the outside, but a rise in dopamine levels triggers dramatic physical changes without affecting their DNA and results in warrior-like ritualized fighting behavior, according to a recent study published in The Journal of Experimental Biology.
Scientists discovered a new DNA "editing" technique that could alter life-threatening genome mutations and one day cure diseases.
A mechanism that allows cells to read their own DNA in the correct direction and prevent them from copying most of the so-called "junk DNA" has been discovered by biologists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Weight loss following gastric bypass surgery may change more than just people's waistlines - it may actually change their genes.
An artist is reconstructing strangers' faces using DNA extracted from unwanted trash like chewing gums and cigarette butts.
A new genetic study shows evidence of a gene link between Indians and Australian aborigines more than 4,000 years ago.
A new system can help in identifying some feature of unknown people who died long ago, claims a new study.
Scientists have found an old gourd with what they believe to be blood stains of French king Louis XVI who was killed in 1793, reports BBC.
A new study reveals that the genome of conifers has not changed much over the last 100 million years.
For the first time, scientists have captured the image of a double helix DNA, a structure that is essential to all forms of life.
A new study finds that the deadly beaked sea snake is not a single species, but two different species that evolved separately.
Fossil remains of a teenage woolly mammoth discovered in Siberia.