Males who spend time in low temperatures prior to mating will produce offspring with more active brown adipose tissue, according to new research in mice.
Scientists have discovered a “big bang” of Alzheimer’s disease — the precise point at which a healthy protein becomes toxic but has not yet formed deadly tangles in the brain.
Researchers have for the first time succeeded in converting human skin cells into pluripotent stem cells by activating the cell’s own genes, using gene editing technology CRISPRa.
A new technique for precisely targeting molecules within cells is paving the way for safer medicines that are free of side effects.
The enzyme TLK2 displays lower levels of activity in intellectual disability, and overactivity in cases of breast cancer, say researchers.
Scientists have created a new way to view proteins inside human cells. The method allows an electron microscope to view proteins precisely, unlike current methods.
Researchers at Caltech have developed an artificial neural network made out of DNA that can solve a classic machine learning problem: Correctly identifying handwritten numbers.
The koala genome, published today, identifies powerful anti-bacterials in milk that protect the baby koala from disease – and may provide humans with the next generation of antibiotics.
New research suggests that the level of testosterone in an adult man is largely determined by the stress they encounter during their childhood, challenging the idea that testosterone production is controlled by genetics.
Researchers have conducted the first demonstration of site-specific gene editing in a mouse fetus, correcting a mutation that causes a severe form of anaemia.
A report has highlighted the potential misuses of synthetic biology for biological warfare with recommendations of how we might prepare for and prevent biological attacks.
Scientists seeking to unlock secrets of cellular ageing have identified a gene that triggers senescence, a phenomenon in which cells stop dividing.