To people facing a devastating inherited disease, engineering humanity sounds like a good thing.
The explosion of gene-editing methods is transforming medicine, agriculture, and possibly the future of the human species.
A global meeting in Washington, D.C., isn’t just about whether or not we should alter our species with CRISPR. It’s about how we can pull it off.
Designers of a “selfish” gene able to spread among mosquitoes say it could wipe out malaria, but the scientific community is at odds over whether or not we should do it.
An achievement in tissue engineering suggests that people with damaged vocal cords could eventually get new ones.
A survey finds that consumers are not eager to give health information to Google, Apple, or Microsoft, but Facebook fared worst of all.
How one of the inventors of brain-computer interfaces ended up getting one himself.
A biotechnology company says it will test advanced gene-engineering methods to treat blindness.
Sepsis affects more than a million people every year in the U.S. alone, and diagnosis can take five days. A new tool cuts the time to five hours.
An ultrathin, inexpensive wearable patch can give doctors detailed information about crucial markers of health.