Worms, flies and humans: How we are related

Biologists on Wednesday said the genetic machinery of humans, fruit flies and roundworms was similar in many surprising ways, a discovery that could help basic research into disease.

Starvation effects pass on to next 3 generations

Starvation may affect the health of at least the next three generations, says a study.

Language of roundworms decoded

Biologists has found that a wide range of nematodes, or roundworms, communicate using a recently discovered class of chemical cues.

Secret to anti-ageing could lie with roundworms

Researchers did it by manipulating one particular gene in its DNA, known as daf-2.