Barley, that grain that supplies us with both cereals and beer, had a difficult genome to crack. Researchers recently decoded it, which will help farmers breed stronger crops.
Trying to stay ahead of antibiotic-resistance among superbugs, researchers at MIT and Harvard have developed a new technology that targets bacteria.
Using ivory DNA, scientists have identified two major elephant poaching hotspots, a discovery that may help police trace the origin of an illegal trade that is decimating African elephant populations.
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.
Antibiotic resistance is a phenomenon that's sweeping the globe, worrying scientists that a "post-antibiotic era" is in our future. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) has revealed its plan to combat such an outcome using DNA.
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.
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.
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.
Scientists have successfully mapped the first ever nearly complete genome of two Siberian woolly mammoths, shedding light on their evolutionary history and what led to the mass extinction of this iconic species at the end of the Ice Age.
Unique regulatory "tags" found in male sperm could cause autism in their children, according to a new genetic study.
Mountain gorillas are currently suffering from a serious inbreeding problem, and while scientists everywhere worry that this will lead them down the path to extinction, one new genetic study says that it might in fact be their salvation.
It turns out that children who don't like school aren't merely lazy, but could blame their lack of interest on the genes inherited from their parents, according to new research.
Apparently being short increases your risk of developing coronary heart diseases, and the shorter you are, the more at risk you are.