By applying gene analysis to individual cells from early mouse embryos, researchers have discovered previously unknown cellular stages of foetal development from fertilised egg to living being.
UK researchers have found a way to predict rejection of a kidney transplant before it happens, by monitoring the immune system of transplant patients.
A powerful protein in the blood of pregnant woman could be used to find ways to treat and even prevent a wide range of age-related disorders.
A boy and a girl in Brisbane have been confirmed as the second set of semi-identical twins in the world — and the first to be identified by doctors during pregnancy.
Two separate studies have been investigating ways to suppress signs of ageing, which could eventually lead to extended lifespans in humans.
Scientists at Sydney's Centenary Institute have conducted a study which could change how researchers discover the causes of genetic heart disease.
A new study could provide clearer insights into why a young person may have experienced an otherwise unexplained cardiac arrest and, in some cases, sudden death.
The process is not just about the X-Y chromosomes, but involves a 'regulator' that increases or decreases the activity of genes which decide if we become male or female.
'Lonesome George', the last member of the Galapagos giant tortoise species from Pinta Island, died in 2012 — but his legacy will live on in more ways than one.
The tricks DNA uses to control gene expression — which genes are turned on and off, and when — may have originated much earlier than was previously thought.
Researchers have solved a longstanding mystery surrounding the protein complex AMPK, long thought to suppress cancer by slowing cellular metabolism.
The technique will allow researchers to identify further complexity within any type of genome and provide more precise reference genomes than are currently available.
Researchers have uncovered a key factor protecting against age-related DNA damage, providing important clues about how the body guards against cancer.
Researchers have successfully developed a gene drive that can cause the complete collapse of caged mosquito populations in only 7–11 generations.
The breakthrough will help scientists gain a better understanding of what makes Australia's most infamous amphibian tick.