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.
Disruptive science can have a significant impact outside of our own domains of research and into our personal lives. Keeping abreast of these developments can help prepare and inspire.
The discovery of molecular rules that regulate the transfer of genetic material between bacteria could help prevent the spread of antibiotic resistance.
The “Born in Guangzhou Cohort Study” is looking to recruit 50,000 baby-mother sets by 2020. Since 2012, 1.6 million samples have been collected for the project and the some of the first findings have been published.
Researchers from NCSU and Oregon State University have identified a genetic factor in zebrafish that appears to explain why organisms react differently to the same environmental chemicals.
China’s government is prioritising world-class science and tech. An expert describes the Chinese research landscape – and questions its sustainability.
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.
Our faces can reveal a lot about us, and now scientists are revealing a lot about faces. Research into the genetics that shapes the face has made tremendous advances in recent years.
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.
There’s no therapy developed yet, that can stop cancer cells from moving throughout the body. New research shows that it may be possible to do so, in freezing cancer cells and killing them where they stand.
Scientists seeking to unlock secrets of cellular ageing have identified a gene that triggers senescence, a phenomenon in which cells stop dividing.
Psychiatric disorders share many genetic variants, while neurological disorders appear more distinct, according to a new study from the Brainstorm Consortium.