It's time to talk about informed consent.
Researchers were able to turn down behavioral problems in mice.
It's time to think about who has your data.
Researchers have found some nasty microbes in turtles off the coast of Mexico
Reservoirs of HIV hide deep within the body. Scientists are now closing in on methods to wipe them out.
The 20 ideas, trends, and breakthroughs that will shape our world in 2014
The flies, created by the same company that has tested genetically modified mosquitos, are designed to crash local populations of the pest.
By discouraging a promising science project, Kickstarter could be encouraging corporate monopolies, enabling sloppy legislation, and keeping cool glow-in-the-dark plants out of our houses.
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
Last December, Felisa Wolfe-Simon announced the discovery of a microbe that could change the way we understand life in the universe. Soon she found herself plunged into a maelstrom of bitter backlash and intemperate criticism. A dispatch from the frontiers of the new peer review
Fossils and molecular genetics are just some of the tools researchers have used to answer questions about the history of the human species
America is haunted by 100,000 missing persons and 40,000 unidentified sets of remains. Only one lab can truly connect the lost and the dead—and it's revealing the secrets of serial killers in the process
Or at least keep your teeth cavity-free. A growing chorus of medical researchers say our bacteria-killing zealotry is misguided. Instead of fighting bugs, they argue, we should train them to do our bidding and then set them loose in our bodies. The trouble is keeping them there
Jellyfish invasions, Internet auctions, god particles: Read about the year's biggest science stories before they happen. Bonus: How to decipher geeky jargon and when to buy a DeLorean
Its creations earn patents, outperform humans, and will soon fly to space. All it needs now is a few worthy challenges
Meet the extraordinary scientists whose innovations are bringing us robot cars, new cures and vaccines, the fastest-ever computer animations, and much, much more
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
The banana as we know it is on a crash course toward extinction. For scientists, the battle to resuscitate the world's favorite fruit has begun--a race against time that just may be too late to win
Los Alamos scientist Steen Rasmussen plans to one-up nature by cobbling together a brand-new creature that reproduces and evolves. Is he making a biotech marvel that will do our bidding, or a test-tube-size Frankenstein monster?
Police sketches from eyewitness accounts are notoriously unreliable. The question is, Will "DNA sketches" be any better?
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.