Genetics
Callao cave

Mysterious old dwarf found in the Philippines

Scientists from the Australian National University have discovered bones and teeth that could add a new chapter to human history. Although the finds from the Callao cave in the Philippines are scarce, there…

Thomas Higham, University of Oxford

Two human species shared the same cave

The two human species to which we are most closely related lived close to each other for thousands of years. This has been established by archaeologists from the University of Wollongong in NSW,…

A single gene controls movement in vertebrates

Scientists have found that one gene is responsible for variability in locomotion in horses and mice.

The singing lab mouse

Genetics help mice express themselves in song.

Why do women live longer than men?

Aussie women have an average lifespan of 84 years, while the men have an average of 80. The reason why could lie in our genes.

Climate change and the modern polar bear

Polar bear evolution holds clues for past climate change events.

Mapping our microbes

They may be small, but they outnumber our cells.

Tomato genome sequenced

Breeding for appearance may lead to a sacrifice in flavour.

Genes tell plants when to flower

Niceness may be predicted by our genes

  DNA may help explain why some people are nicer than others.

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