The DNA sequencing of a healthy German shepherd will mean dogs can be screened for hip and other diseases much more accurately.
DNA evidence from the Himba society in Namibia overturns ideas about genetic paternity, and about what it means to be a father.
UNSW researchers show gliding animals are an evolutionary surprise because their innovation did not lead to a proliferation of new adaptive forms.
Understanding our evolution can tell us a lot about the health challenges we face today.
Women take sexy selfies to compete with other women and climb the social ladder in economically unequal environments, new research suggests.
Australian university students give far more credit than the previous generation to the science of human evolution and far less to creationism or divine guidance, according to a landmark new study.
Young women posting alluring photos of themselves online say less about gender discrimination – or those taking the sexy selfies – than about the economies they live in, writes Khandis Blake.
Wild bilbies have learnt to avoid an old enemy, but are less cautious of a newer predator, new research suggests.
A major study of dingo DNA has revealed the animals most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves – a find with significant implications for their conservation.
Geneticists have now firmly established that roughly 2% of the DNA of all living non-African people comes from our Neanderthal cousins, writes Darren Curnoe.