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UK Parliament votes to ban abortion on basis of sex

Georgia Graham | 
MPs have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion declaring that sex-selection abortion is illegal. They voted 181 to 1 ...

Can stem cells repair damaged eyes and reverse blindness?

Sarah Knapton | 
Hundreds of thousands of people who are registered blind have been offered new hope after scientists discovered special stem cells ...

Three-parent IVF policy in Britain raises ethical debate

Sarah Knapton | 
Three parent babies born from a controversial IVF technique which uses the donor DNA to fix genetic defects will never ...

Three-parent IVF possibly to begin next year in Britain

Sarah Knapton | 
New regulations to allow mitochondrial DNA transfer will now be put before parliament following a three month consultation. If passed, ...

India condemns Greenpeace, Vandana Shiva as ‘national security threats’

Dean Nelson | 
India's intelligence agency has targeted an adviser to Prince Charles and British activists in a campaign against Greenpeace and other ...

Older fathers have less attractive children because genetics

Sarah Knapton | 
Older fathers have less attractive children because of extra genetic mutations in their genes, scientists have found. Children of older ...

Hacked relatives DNA information could expose your genetic secrets

Sarah Knapton | 
The genetic information of hundreds of thousands of Britons could be revealed through ‘hacking’ into the DNA of their relatives ...

There’s nothing wrong with looking for ‘gay genes’

Tom Chivers | 
The Left loves to tell the Right that it's anti-science, pointing (not without reason) to the correlation between conservative beliefs ...

Gene for a thick cerebral cortex linked to high intelligence

Sarah Knapton | 
A gene which may make people more intelligent has been discovered by scientists. Researchers have found that teenagers who had ...
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Baby genes reflect mom’s stress

Stress can affect a baby’s genes even before a mother conceives, research suggests. An Israeli study suggested that women under ...

DNA test solves the Titanic’s last mystery

Jasper Copping | 
It has been described as the Titanic’s last mystery and involves one of the most tragic of all tales connected ...
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DNA may be the best way to preserve data

Roger Highfield | 
Recording media and storage devices last decades, but DNA stores information for thousands of years. Maybe we should store our ...

Concerns raised over ‘Franken-carnations’

Sarah Knapton | 
The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has raised concerns over the use of ornamental carnations in ...

Widow fights to keep late husband’s sperm for IVF

Miranda Prynne | 
A young widow has been told she has just weeks to decide whether to use her late husband’s sperm to ...

Genetics uncovers the truth behind the so-called extinction of native Caribbean peoples

Every schoolboy knows that the "history" of the Caribbean region of North America began in 1492, but the authors of ...

Gout may be genetic, scientists find

Sarah Knapton | 
It’s historically been known as the disease of the aristocracy and long thought to be the result of an overindulgent ...

Achilles heel found for previously “undruggable” cancer gene

Nick Collins | 
An "undruggable" cancer gene which has evaded treatment for 30 years could finally be conquered following a breakthrough by US ...

Woman denied IVF because fiancé has children already

Rosa Silverman | 
A woman was denied the chance to have children when her NHS hospital refused her IVF because her fiancé already ...

Dog cloning to arrive in Britain

Nick Collins | 
One British owner will be offered a genetic replica of their dog for free as part of the UK launch ...

Epigenetics: How to alter your genes

Chris Bell | 
For decades we’ve all been told: you are what you eat. You are what you drink. You are how much, ...

Data-driven medicine: understanding the link between genetics and disease

Sophie Curtis | 
From Google to Facebook and GCHQ to the NSA, every day we hear more about the lengths to which organizations ...
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There’s much more to IQ than biology and DNA

Steve Jones | 
Genetics doesn't matter more than teaching. Nature doesn't matter more than nurture does. They both contribute to intelligence ...

Father discovers cure for sons’ rare genetic disease

Rhiannon Williams | 
Nick Sireau's sons Julien, 12, and Daniel, 10, suffer from alkaptonuria, a genetic disorder affecting just one in 500,000 people ...

Genetic test could spare thousands from chemotherapy

Nick Collins | 
Doctors could use the test to determine whether or not a patient's cancer is likely to spread to other parts ...
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Having one baby to save another

Ben Mcclellan | 
A couple plan to have specialized IVF so they can have a second baby and use umbilical cord blood to ...

Heart attack damage repaired using gene therapy

Nick Collins | 
Heart attacks cause cells in the affected area to stop beating and become encased in scar tissue, but researchers believe ...

DNA tests can’t distinguish identical twins on rape charge

Rosa Silverman | 
A pair of identical twins who cannot be told apart by their DNA have both appeared in court charged over ...

Obesity travels down generations through epigenetics

Steve Jones | 
A couple of weeks ago, a 6.1kg (13.4lb) baby was born in Germany, a record for that nation. We do ...