From genetically modified foods to gene therapy, 2014 was a big year for rewriting biology.
For years scientists searched fruitlessly for the causes of autism by looking for genes shared by families prone to the disorder. Now researchers taking a new approach have begun to unlock its secrets.
Scientists are starting to open their DNA databases online, creating a network that could pave the way for gene analysis at a new scale.
A microfluidic cell copies some basic functions of life.
Professional athletes are getting injections of stem cells to speed up recovery from injury. Critics call it a high-tech placebo.
There’s a bitter fight over the patents for CRISPR, a breakthrough new form of DNA editing.
Scientists have established direct communication between two human brains, but is it more than a stunt?
They walk among us. Natural experiments, living ordinary lives, unaware that their genes may hold the clue to the next superdrug.