A “patent interference” proceeding will determine who controls foundational patents on gene editing.
We need therapies to help those with Down syndrome reach their potential.
Efforts to breed two extinct species of Galapagos tortoise back into existence set a new bar for the use of genetics in conservation.
A viral image claiming to show what dolphin’s echolocation perceives is backed by suspect science.
A planned factory for cloning a million cows by 2020 is news enough on its own.
Sorry, smug technophiles, biology is a lot messier than even the most poorly optimized code.
A pair of physicist-biologists show the many ways animals use hairs to keep clean -- and how we might leverage nature’s design expertise.
A new kit called Amino promises home-brew bioengineering for less than the price of a MacBook.
Endangered rhinos are being killed for their horns. Some researchers think they can use bioengineering techniques to trip up the poachers.
Even if advancements in gene editing dodge formal regulation in the short-term, they’re not going to escape the roiling anti-biotech public sentiment.