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Is it ok to eat GMO foods? Scientists say ‘yes.’
Human health-wise, they’re perfectly fine.
This CRISPR startup thinks that mammoths can save the Arctic. Is it right?
A new company co-founded by gene-editing pioneer George Church wants to disrupt climate change and conservation by resurrecting the woolly mammoth.
5 reasons you can’t sleep
We face many obstacles in our search for shut-eye, from bad beds to faulty genes. Fortunately, wrapping our heads around what keeps us awake can help us catch those z’s.
4 unexpected facts about the Northern cardinal, a bird you should know better
It sounds like a lightsaber and comes in rare colors. Top that.
Go ahead, marry your cousin—it’s not that bad for your future kids
Just don't turn it into a family tradition.
These popular pet lizards may hold the key to studying skin cancer
A gene responsible for a lemony leopard gecko color morph is also linked to melanoma in humans.
Green algae genes helped a blind man see for the first time in 40 years
A harmless virus was injected into a blind man's eye to help grow new light-sensing cells.
Understanding plant biological clocks could boost future agriculture
Plants have their cycles, too—and knowing them could bring down how much water, fertilizer, and herbicide we use.
High temperatures can cause embryonic bearded dragons to change sex
Harsh conditions may have led to this surprising evolutionary trait.
Seed banks are full of hidden fungi, and scientists love it
The future is fungal.