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 images, see colors upon hearing music or experience taste when certain words and phrases are spoken.

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.

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.

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 feathered dinosaurs that prospered during the Cretaceous Period.

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.

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.

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 than their actual age.

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

Study identifies common ancestor of chimpanzees, bonobos

Scientists reveal a common ancestor of all chimpanzees and bonobos from their DNA analysis.

Why Earth's largest ape went extinct

The biggest primate that ever walked the Earth may have died out because of its giant size and limited diet, new research suggests.

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.

Elusive sea creature spotted after 31yr

Researchers have spotted an elusive sea creature that boasts a vibrant golden shell covered in thick and slimy hair for the first time in 31 years.

Turning cancer into healthy tissues

Scientists believe to have found a way to turn cancerous cells back into healthy tissue.

'Dino-chicken’ created in lab

For the first time scientists create chicken embryos with broad,Velociraptor-like muzzles in the place of their beaks.