Fear of the Zika virus could generate support for gene drives, a radical technology able to make species go extinct.
Mechanical engineers have developed a new helmet design that tackles a key contributor to brain injury.
The company trying to be the first to turn the powerful gene-editing tool CRISPR into medicine faces a number of hurdles.
As we get older, some of our cells stop dividing. Are these derelicts a reason we age?
Researchers have begun human clinical trials for a device, inspired by woodpeckers, that’s meant to keep the brain from moving around so much inside the skull when it gets hit.
A challenge by DARPA asks scientists to develop ways to record from a million neurons at a time.
A British government panel has given the green light to a team of researchers who want to use CRISPR to alter human embryos.
Halting the explosive spread of Zika means waging war with mosquitoes. There are several ways, old and new, to win that war.
Using the powerful anesthetic propofol, researchers have begun to pick apart how human brain activity gives rise to consciousness.
A scientist sought the Vatican’s approval for mixing human cells in animal embryos. And the pope said yes.