The Science Behind Why People Have Different Pain Tolerances
Everything from our genes to our psychological makeup can affect our sensitivity to physical pain.
The Family That Doesn't Feel Pain
Their genes could lead to treatment options for people with chronic pain.
What It Takes for Night People to Become Morning People
A few small lifestyle tweaks can make the shift easier for aspiring early risers.
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.'"
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Artist Is Turning Spit into Crystals
Get a mouthful of Inés Cámara Leret's unusual BioArt.
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.
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.
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.