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The first swarm of genetically modified mosquitoes is about to hit the US
The lab-raised insects are expected to pass on a gene that kills disease-transmitting females—but some experts are dubious.
Five good-news health stories from this past year
The best health news of 2020.
COVID-19 surface tests can’t make public spaces safe just yet
Labs and companies are already distributing contamination kits, but quality and costs vary wildly.
Fitness trackers turn health into a game that users rarely win
Wearables seldom make us healthier. Will Google's "heart points" be any better?
The most uplifting science stories of 2017
A few bright points throughout the year.
Gene Editing Shifts Food Possibilities Forward
How to win a race against time
This “Just Add Water” Chemistry Kit Can Create On-Demand Drugs And Vaccines
To help save this world and the next
Plan Could Be First Use Of CRISPR To Gene-Edit Humans
The National Institutes of Health will review it next week
We Could Be Making Many Household Products From Wood, Not Oil
Back to our roots
A New Shrimp Simulacrum Hopes To Take Plates By Storm
Your next shrimp pad thai might be shrimp-free