The real 'Jaws': Great white shark's genetic secrets revealed

Scientists say they have decoded the genome of Earth's largest predatory fish, detecting numerous genetic traits that help explain its remarkable evolutionary success.

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists say they succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.

‘People who hear colour may have overactive brain connectivity’

Synesthesia is a rare and non-pathological condition wherein the stimulation of a certain sense provokes a secondary perception in another. In short, it makes a person hear sounds upon seeing...

We might not have existed if not for this 600 million years old accident

Scientists say a random genetic accident from millions of years ago might have enabled all of modern multicellular life to evolve, reports Business Insider.

Scientists discover terrifying prehistoric crocodile

Scientists have discovered an extraordinary and gigantic crocodile that terrorized the seas some 130 million years ago, reports The Huffington Post.

First ancient African genome sequenced

An ancient African genome has been sequenced for the first time from a 4,500-year-old skull that was discovered in the highlands of Ethiopia.

February 19, 2019
February 19, 2019

The real 'Jaws': Great white shark's genetic secrets revealed

Scientists say they have decoded the genome of Earth's largest predatory fish, detecting numerous genetic traits that help explain its remarkable evolutionary success.

September 25, 2018
September 25, 2018

With genetic tweak, mosquito population made extinct

Scientists say they succeeded for the first time in wiping out an entire population of malaria-carrying mosquitos in the lab using a gene editing tool to programme their extinction.

March 10, 2018
March 10, 2018

‘People who hear colour may have overactive brain connectivity’

Synesthesia is a rare and non-pathological condition wherein the stimulation of a certain sense provokes a secondary perception in another. In short, it makes a person hear sounds upon seeing...

February 9, 2018
February 9, 2018

Human eggs grown to maturity in lab: Researchers

Scientists announce to have grown human egg cells to full maturity in the lab in a potential breakthrough for fertility treatment.

January 25, 2018
January 25, 2018

Chinese scientists break key barrier by cloning monkeys

Chinese scientists clone monkeys using the same technique that produced Dolly the sheep two decades ago, breaking a technical barrier that could open the door to copying humans.

December 9, 2016
December 9, 2016

Feathered dinosaur tail found in chunk of amber

Some 99 million years ago, a juvenile dinosaur got its feathery tail stuck in tree resin, a death trap for the small creature. But its misfortune is now giving scientists unique insight into...

December 5, 2016
December 5, 2016

51-mn-year-old genetic secret to Darwin's theory unlocked

Scientists have unlocked a 51.7-million-year old genetic secret to a landmark theory proposed by English naturalist Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago.

May 20, 2016
May 20, 2016

2 birds yield genetic key to Crimson

A pair of scientific papers identifies the same single gene as the source of red colouring in birds.

April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016

Scientists identify gene that makes people look older than age

It's no secret that good genes can explain why some people age well. But researchers says Thursday they have identified a specific gene variant that can make people look about two years older...

March 22, 2016
March 22, 2016

Mysterious 'Denisovans' DNA helped modern humans survive

The human immune system like fat and blood sugar levels may have been due to genetic mutations from Denisovans, our little known extinct human relatives