Genes

pain

The Science Behind Why People Have Different Pain Tolerances

Everything from our genes to our psychological makeup can affect our sensitivity to physical pain.
Erin Young
10.30.18
VICE TONIC

The Family That Doesn't Feel Pain

Their genes could lead to treatment options for people with chronic pain.
Shayla Love
7.23.18
Sleep

What It Takes for Night People to Become Morning People

A few small lifestyle tweaks can make the shift easier for aspiring early risers.
جيسيكا دوري
5.30.18
Science

This Gene Determines Whether You Love or Hate Marmite

"Each of us is born with a tendency to be either a 'lover' or a 'hater.'"
Daisy Meager
9.7.17
alcohol

This Startup Analyses Your DNA to Tell You What Wine to Drink

California-based Vinome says it can find your perfect bottle of wine by creating personalised taste profiles based on DNA.
Daisy Meager
10.31.16
coffee

This Is Why You Drink More Coffee Than Your Friends

A new study from Northwestern University has revealed the impact genetics have on the way we metabolise caffeine.
Daisy Meager
10.25.16
Health

Scientists Have Figured Out Why Some People Love Cheese So Much

Researchers at the University of Cambridge have found that people with a faulty MC4R gene prefer high-fat foods.
Daisy Meager
10.9.16
Fashion

A Fashion Student Is Designing Clothes with Alexander McQueen’s Cloned Skin

Fashion design student Tina Gorjanc designed a collection of leather goods based on McQueen’s DNA.
Nathaniel Ainley
7.20.16
Art

An Artist Is Turning Spit into Crystals

Get a mouthful of Inés Cámara Leret's unusual BioArt.
Anna Marks
4.25.16
Stuff

What It’s Like to Buy Sperm from One of Canada’s 55(ish) Semen Donors

It's a little like eugenics and that's a little icky.
J.L. Bowman
9.18.15
Stuff

What it's Like Being Gay and Non-Gay Identical Twins

Despite sharing the same DNA and usually the same upbringing, identical twins can diverge in sexuality. We asked two Melbourne twins to discuss what that difference meant for them.
Julian Morgans
6.3.15
tech

Can Putting Your Personal Genome on the Internet Lead to Lasting Friendships?

Last week at a dinner party in Melbourne, I met two former strangers brought together by a website and a genetic similarity found in their saliva.
Sergio Brodsky
1.12.15
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