Scientists are now using sedimentary ancient DNA to retrieve genetic information about life from prehistoric times. It only takes a tiny sediment to unlock a vast number of secrets.
Can we use the ‘junk’ in our DNA to fight back against cancer? Jennifer investigates the disease cancer and how blind mole rats can repurpose ‘junk’ in their DNA to stop cancer before it starts.
Amylase may be small for an enzyme, but it has a big biological impact. Thomas explains the evolutionary history of this tiny protein.
Holly Leslie reflects on the origin of this year’s Nobel prize-winning, CRISPR-Cas9 technology, and explores how scientists are beginning to use gene editing approaches on their quest for new medical treatments in hereditary disease.
John Carlo Jadormeo Combista explores the ethical issues surrounding the convergence between neurodiversity and autism.
Ameerah Gardee unpacks a recent study on the possible origins of handedness in our DNA, and its potential effects on the brain.
Emily May Armstrong investigates the ethics behind genetic sequencing companies, and the bizarre secrets these technologies can uncover.
Emily investigates the bizarre biological mystery behind her life-altering genetic disease, Ehlers Danlos Syndrome