A multinational team of researchers has recently found genetic variants that are associated with people's feelings of well-being, depression and neuroticism.
Many women who have their cherry popped in their early teens associate their loss of virginity to social and environmental factors. But for the first time, researchers suggest that biological factors such as genes are also to blame for early virginity loss.
If you're the only one in the household without a stomach bug, feel lucky and a little guilty.It may come down to your genes, says a new study.
Most wild horses have lost their unique wild Dun coats that are characterized by pale hair and zebra-like dark stripes. In a recent study, researchers investigate the genetics behind this unique skin pigmentation and why horses have evolved differently.
How did skates and rays develop their unique wing-like fins? Researchers from the University of Chicago recently revealed the animals altered their body structure to live on the ocean floor, and to do so they relied on repurposed genes.
Black swans' wariness is partly determined by their genes, researchers reveal in a new study. This could have important implications for releasing captive-bred birds into the wild.
Some prairie voles are monogamous, while others seek out multiple mates. In a recent study, researchers from the University of Texas at Austin reveal sexual behavior is largely controlled by genetic differences in the rodents' brains, suggesting natural selection has allowed for both characteristics to co-exist.
After sequencing the genomes of two small water creatures known as acorn worms, researchers discovered we share more genes with them that we do with many other animals.
In a new study, students shed light on how sea stars respond to a deadly disease that caused a major die-off three years ago. This could help conservationists better protect starfish populations.
Elephants have a strong internal defense system that ultimately enhances the animal's resistance to cancer, a new study revealed. Scientists could ultimately use this to better prevent cancer in humans.
CRISPR, a gene-editing system, could have serious consequences if rapidly spreading genes end up in the wrong species.
Mice rely on scent to recognize relatives they have never even met before. This is important when choosing the right nesting partners and to ensure that the right genes are passed on to offspring.
A new study sheds light on the evolution of tooth enamel tissue. It turns out that the enamel protecting human teeth originated in the scales of ancient fish.
A group of scientists discovered that a marine species thought to be a "living fossil" is actually rapidly evolving. While the species hasn't changed much on the outside, a recent genetic analysis provides more information on brachiopod evolution.
Your corn crops are GMOs. Your sweet potatoes are GMOs. Your dog? Odds are that Fido is a GMO. Now however, researchers were surprised to learn that even caterpillars have been modified with foreign genetic information, and not by scientists. Wasps, it seems, like to 'play God' too.