It's time to talk about informed consent.
The Paleoamerican migration plot thickens.
Researchers were able to turn down behavioral problems in mice.
Our history is complicated. Our pre-history, even more so.
CRISPR democratizes food technology
Researchers have learned how to use the human microflora to monitor healthcare cleanliness
Researchers have found a known pathogen may help prevent pneumonia
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These gene-slicers may help tackle HIV, Alzheimer's, and brain cancer.
A new way to understand the spread of humanity
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
DNA evidence suggests at least one of two identical twins is guilty of rape in France. Is the science of DNA testing far enough along to help prosecutors nab the culprit?
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.
The next big breakthrough in synthetic biology just might come from an amateur scientist
Using nature as a guide, geneticists build plants with qualities evolution could never produce
A century of agricultural innovation vastly increased the amount of food--but with it came an increased population, and now hunger is on the rise. Fixing it will require an unlikely alliance
Tracing your lineage and assessing your disease risks just got cheaper
Its creations earn patents, outperform humans, and will soon fly to space. All it needs now is a few worthy challenges
The author subjects himself to genetic tests, scans and other high-tech diagnostics to report on how the trend toward "personalized medicine" will affect us
Last July, 9-year-old Alex Everett received his first shot of synthetic human growth hormone--an injection he will get every night for eight years. Alex is not sick--he is short. Should we be treating stature as a medical condition?
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.