A viral social-media campaign has brought unprecedented money to a rare disease. How might new funding help ALS research?
Mobility data from an African mobile-phone carrier could help researchers recommend where to focus health-care efforts.
As the world grows hungrier for animal protein, insects could be the new way to feed livestock.
Improvements in DNA analysis are helping us rewrite the past and better grasp what it means to be human.
Scientists are hunting for the genetic basis of suicide and developing suicide DNA tests.
He watched his brother die from a cancer no drug could cure. Now one of the world’s most renowned cancer researchers says it’s time for Plan B.
For $12,000, a company grafts a patient’s cancer into rodents and tests drugs on them.
Efforts to contain Ebola in West Africa suffer from a lack of effective tools to treat and prevent the disease, although several are in development.
The fact that China hasn’t approved any commercial GMO planting since 2009 reflects public fears.
Gene research and Silicon Valley-style computing are starting to merge.