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Surprise discovery shows you may inherit more from your mum than you think

Image: leah hetteberg/unsplash What if we could inherit more than our parents’ genes? What if we could inherit the ability to turn genes on and...

White supremacists believe in genetic ‘purity’. Science shows no such thing exists

Picture - Mike Stewart / AP Far-right white supremacist ideology is on the rise in Europe, North America and Australia. It appeals to a racist notion whereby many white...

‘Gay gene’ search reveals not one but many – and no way to predict sexuality

The biology of same-sex attraction seems to involve a host of genes. Dewald Kirsten/Shutterstock It has long been clear that a person’s sexual preference –...

The evolutionary history of men and women should not prevent us from seeking gender equality

Studies of twins let us see the contributions that genes, upbringing and culture make to behaviour. Compared to women, men are more aggressive...