New genetic tools can do tremendous good—if we use them carefully.
Plant scientists can swiftly modify crops in ways that would take years with conventional breeding.
Lab notebooks could determine who was first to invent a revolutionary gene-editing technology.
Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinson’s.
We have the technology to dramatically increase the independence of people with spinal-cord injuries. The problem is bringing it to market and keeping it there.
Genetically engineered bacteria ward off obesity in mice, showing how the microbiome could be used treat chronic diseases in people.
Can deep brain stimulation affect how well and what we remember?
Large genome databases are starting to reveal critical health information—even about people who have not contributed their DNA.
A leading researcher issues a call for pills that deliver a full course of treatment in one swallow.