35 Results

This Gender Mystery Starts Nine Months Before Birth

The ratio of boys to girls at conception has been misunderstood for centuries.

Bring Us Your Genes

A Viking scientist’s quest to conquer disease.

The Thrill of Defeat

What Francis Crick and Sydney Brenner taught me about being scooped.

Your DNA Is Nothing Special

It’s time to relax about genetic testing.

Super-Intelligent Humans Are Coming

Genetic engineering will one day create the smartest humans who have ever lived.

The Acquired Tastes of Foodies and Cockroaches

How genes influence the animal palate.

Can Science Breed the Next Secretariat?

How a “speed gene” test is stirring up horse racing and athletics.

The Menu Says “Snapper.” Really?

DNA barcodes could keep restaurants honest.

Creating Life As We Don’t Know It

Scientists are changing the rules for how DNA works.

The Science of War

How DNA puts a face on the missing.