Cheaply churning out made-to-order DNA could revolutionize molecular biology.
A plastic from recombinant E. coli gets FDA approval for use in safer, ultrastrong sutures.
Scientists have developed a light-triggered switch to control brain cells, which could aid in the development of therapies for epilepsy and other diseases--and shed light on the neural code.
Scientists have found a new way to detect signs of heart disease by looking inside blood vessels.
A California biotech company is engineering microbes to produce cheap biofuels that could outcompete ethanol.
Researchers have found a way to efficiently convert different human blood types into a neutral type that can be given to any patient.
A new canine version of Prozac will soon be available. It is just the latest in pet-specific drugs, as pharmaceutical companies increasingly chase this lucrative market.
A quick and easy technique for screening embryos in IVF procedures could lead to an improved chance of pregnancy.
A set of genes found in marine microorganisms can endow common bacteria with the ability to generate energy from light.
A new laser device designed to detect the earliest stages of tooth decay could help dentists stop cavities in their tracks.