Alondra Nelson, the author of The Social Life of DNA, says her book has a powerful social and political role to play.
Scientists are finding that various parts of the human body wind down at different rates, writes Ian Sample.
Intolerance for prescribed medication has been a common and sometimes deadly issue that genetic testing can solve, but privacy issues are a concern.
DNA is really just software, says J Craig Venter, the world's most famous genetic scientist, writes Alistair Fairweather.
Britain has built the world's biggest DNA database without proper political debate, a genetics watchdog said in a report on Tuesday.
Jo-Ann Bekker talks to lion man turned elephant man Gareth Patterson, who claims that there are nine Kynsna elephants.
Police could one day predict the surname of male suspects or victims of crime from DNA alone, British researchers said on Wednesday.
Strands of DNA recovered from the fossilised leg bone of a Neanderthal have shed light on the fragility of this ancient hominid species.
University of Johannesburg scientists have started creating a database of DNA information from the world's tree species.
Egyptian scientists are carrying out DNA tests on two mummified foetuses found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun.