A DNA sequencer the size of a cell phone could change where, and how, gene research occurs.
After more than a decade of disappointment, powerful new drugs based on a Nobel-winning idea are getting closer to the market.
Can genome-editing technology revive the idea of genetically modified livestock?
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.
A promising technique for synthetic biology is fraught with risks.
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.