Genetics

CRISPR-Cas9 tool helps scientists edit DNA.
Catherine Meyers, Editor
Researchers use the DNA of currently-living Quebecois to help identify their ancestors.
Jesse Kathan, Contributor
A child neurologist talks about the challenges of autism.
Inside Science Television
Rings of DNA inside bacteria use CRISPR process to attack each other.
Brian Owens, Contributor
Genetic differences between forest lizards and city lizards show evolution can play out the same way again and again.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Early research suggests virus can protect rodents without negative side effects.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Despite high-profile study, the ancestors of humans living today likely evolved in many places at once, say critics.
Nala Rogers, Staff Writer
Oxygen-sensing genes allow cells to adapt when oxygen levels drop.
Brian Owens, Contributor
For the bluehead wrasse, going from female to male involves a dramatic genetic reprogramming in the sexual organs.
Inside Science Television
Scientists identify two genes behind plant cell pumps that produce sourness -- and variation in flower color.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
For the first time, scientists have sequenced the poppy genome -- and found some curious genetics at work.
Katharine Gammon, Contributor
A citizen science initiative reveals new insights about the spread of tick-borne infections.
Tracy Staedter, Contributor