Babies' genomes hold clues that can save their lives, but that same information could be used in far less noble ways. Where should we draw the line?
Forget algebra homework: try building spaceships, operating a nuclear reactor or listening in to distant galaxies
The body electrician
But can it work well enough to generate reliable leads?
Thinking about a science degree? Consider a lab where research meets white-knuckled adventure
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
A combination of DNA evidence and historical research confirm the remains belong to the misshapen monarch
The treatment will make use of a biology breakthrough that occurred just eight years ago.
Launch the gallery below, and enjoy our favorite pictures of the year, all in one place
It's a small world, after all
Sadly, Adam and Eve probably didn't date each other.
Scientists home in on elusive autism genes and the environmental factors that may trigger them. Can a blood test to check for autism in newborns be far behind?
Naturally occurring genes cannot be patented, but synthetic ones can.
From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?
As students everywhere return to school, the luckiest are heading for caves and rocket firing ranges instead of lecture halls
Nature gets down and dirty with the legacy of a prolific amphibian researcher/spook.
Researchers have developed a new kind of genetic engineering that may be safer, with the power to make never-before-seen types of protein.
Your DNA holds the secrets of your ancestry, and at least a dozen companies offer to crack the code. But there's more than a bit of hype here.
Because "curing a disease should be worth more than a touchdown."
And it's our fault that they're super inbred.