It was not so long ago that there was a widespread belief that babies were born blind and only gradually become able to see.
Gene drive seeks to insert or remove a chosen trait in the genome of an entire species. Future applications include eliminating malaria, the zika virus and other diseases.
Most commonly, you see brown, blue, or hazel eyes, but some people, whether it be luck or a medical condition, wind up with really cool and rare eye colors.
A genealogy timeline can help you organise your family history and open up new lines of enquiry. Learn how to create a genealogy timeline to uncover more of your family history.
The discovery of a single tooth led to the belief in an ape-like creature had once roamed the plains of the New World.
When I received results of genetic testing from 23andMe, I learned about our family history going back 800 years and I also got to see interesting comparisons between my sister and me. This information gave us a better understanding of issues we had while growing up, as well as future health risks.
Sickle cell disease is painful for sufferers and can sometimes be dangerous. Genome editing may one day correct the mutation that causes the disorder.
If you have red hair or blue eyes, then you're a mutant. There's nothing you can do about it except read this page to find out why nature selected you for mutantdom.
Dinosaurs Alive is an exhibit consisting of large, animatronic animals. This article contains photos of some of the models and facts about the real animals.
The Y chromosome contains haplogroups which allow people to trace their family history, genes which control male development, and may actually be disappearing.
Telomeres protect the ends of chromosomes. Telomerase is an enzyme that stops telomeres from shortening. Both may play a role in the aging process and in cancer development.
Despite contrary advice, marrying a first cousin can indeed result in a greater probability of birthing a child with genetic defects. The Amish avoid these close marriages, too.