The virus has made a slow but steady progression over the last decade
Evolutionary history suggests they evolved from ancient cells
From reviving extinct species to hunting for dark matter, can a single scientist transform biology--and our lives?
Air: It's one of the world's most important, least understood, and possibly life-saving substances
A new genetic engineering technique rewrites the language of life
It was not Gwyneth Paltrow.
Patenting viruses doesn't restrict research--it gives an incentive to do more research.
The microbial ecologist has figured out a way to study the enormous diversity of viruses on the planet.
A synthetic biology method proves its chops.
Out of the wild
Using metal chips and light, clinicians will be able to detect viruses in even rural medical clinics
Just implement a nice kill-switch, then everything'll be fine
His skills as a string theorist helped him trace swine flu back to swine and revealed the source of a mysterious salmon plague
A new virus-killing technique could hit the market in just a few years
Undead viruses! Killer foxes! Soldiers who never sleep! This is no horror movie--it's today's scientists at their most daring
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?
The battle over genetically modified food is over: Supercrops won. Now crops designed to yield drugs and vaccines have come close to slipping into our food supply. No one knows if they're safe, and everyone involved seems to have something to hide.