Genetics

Study: Genes, Not Just Medical Care, Affect Ebola Outcomes
October 30, 2014

Some mice exposed to the virus were fine, others weren't.

Geneticists' New Obsession with Pregnancy Isn't Bad for Women
How epigenetics can bolster feminism
August 17, 2014

It turns out the life choices men make could have an even greater impact on their children's genes.

Venus the “Chimera" Cat Is Probably Not a Real Chimera
A geneticist explains the cat's funny fur
July 17, 2014

A geneticist explains.

Why Do Grandmothers Exist?
Solving an evolutionary mystery
January 29, 2013

By the cold logic of evolutionary science, post-menopausal women lack obvious utility. That they manage to attain old age requires explanation.