It's a core human design to understand where we come from but an ancestry DNA test might be less helpful than you think, writes Caitlin Curtis.
Is bringing long-extinct animals back from the dead a good idea? Some scientists think so, and are trying their hardest to make it happen.
Grieving mother Colleen Holding's daughter went missing in 1979 while hitchhiking. Now Ms Holding is adding her voice to calls for a dedicated forensics lab to help solve more than 2,000 long-term missing person cases in Australia.
Medical researchers call for a temporary ban on insurers collecting information on genetic testing, saying people are not taking advantage of new genetic technology because they are worried of losing their insurance cover.
These robots have a 'body', two 'feet', an 'arm', and a 'hand' — oh, and they're made entirely of DNA. But why would we need 'DNA robots'?
A shred of DNA found at a crime scene doesn't help police unless it can be connected to somebody. But in the future, what if that DNA on its own could produce the likely face of a suspect? This researcher is looking to answer that by comparing what people look like with what their DNA says they should look like.
Australians who undergo genetic testing are being warned the results could be used by companies to deny them life insurance.