Live birth has evolved independently more than 150 times. The underlying biophysical processes all look quite similar, but new research shows they use completely different genetic tools.
DNA from the humble sea sponge is shedding light on the "dark matter" that makes up much of our genomes.
A jelly-like sea sponge has helped shed light on an elusive part of the human genome, with implications for biomedical research and healthcare.
A study has outlined how two proteins are instrumental to bringing cholesterol into cells – a finding that has implications for a range of diseases.
UNSW scientists in Professor Merlin Crossley’s group have shed light on a crucial mechanism in the field of epigenetics, an area of gene regulation.
Males of most animal species die earlier than females because their smaller Y chromosome is unable to protect an unhealthy X chromosome, research suggests.
An analysis of dolphin genes has revealed information about their past migrations, showing just how crucial migrants might be for other populations.
Once genetic lesions for diseases such as cystic fibrosis and haemophilia were identified, the idea of replacing or correcting defective genes grew into what we now call "gene therapy".
Discover which one of the three major influences holds the master key to body weight regulation.
Humans, and even pet dogs, are more than just products of genes. As Russell Bonduriansky writes, environments play a vital role in shaping us – even before conception.