Yeast could hold the key to custom-built DNA
A team is building DNA from scratch in a bid to understand life's blueprint.
Helix wants to build a marketplace for your DNA
One mouth swab and your data can be shared with as many healthcare startups as you can afford.
Scientists find a low-cost way to build genomes from scratch
It could lead to reference genomes for virtually every living thing.
'Water Bear' protein could shield human DNA from radiation
Scientists mapped the microscopic creature's genome to discover how they survive harsh climates.
Scientists held a secret meeting to debate creating synthetic human genes
At stake: the potential to eventually create a human life without the need for parents.
Human-made bacteria has the tiniest genome ever
This artificial lifeform has a mere 473 genes.
Scientists decode the bedbug's genes to help kill it
Understanding its genome could lead to better pest control.
Scientists turn to crowdfunding to safeguard black rhino DNA
Crowdfunding isn't just useful for getting clever inventions off the ground... it could also save...
DNA sequencing shows how woolly mammoths got that way
In what is being called the "most comprehensive" study of its kind, a team from the University of...