Feb 19

A detailed new map of our genome in action

Your genome contains thousands of genes, possible instructions that build your cells. So how do cells know which genes to use? A set of markers called the epigenome tells them which genes to turn on and off. But if they…

Feb 10

Parliament's House of Commons just approved further testing on "three-person babies", a technique that would use the genetic material from three people to create a healthy baby. It's a misleading term, scientists say, and it doesn't explain why for some…

Dec 24

The day that changed tsunami science

On the day after Christmas 2004, a horrifying tsunami swept across the Indian Ocean. It claimed an estimated 230,000 lives. With no warning system in the Indian Ocean, scientists were helpless to provide an accurate warning in time. Ten years…

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