In the 1940s biologists George Beadle and Edward Tatum wanted to “find out what genes do by making them defective.”
The Macrauchenia is an extinct mammal from South America. New research analyzing the collagen in its bones has helped reveal new insights about its origins.
New research has revealed a surprising number of jellyfish predators.
The discovery of a strange virus living in a hot, acidic lake may hold the answer to the evolution of DNA as today's most common genetic molecule.
Plants communicate with each other, but keep it close to home.
Why are diseases like cancer so common in humans but so rare in chimps?
Humans and chimps share something like 98 percent of our DNA. But what does this really mean?
In 2018, researchers developed nanomachines that can target tumor cells in the human body.
Spending time in space is rough on astronauts’ bodies.
NASA is studying the impact of traveling to and living in space on the human body.