A promising technique for synthetic biology is fraught with risks.
Take a short, single strand of DNA, zap it with terahertz waves and watch how it vibrates. Voila, a machine that can detect DNA sequences.
The dodo bird has become a metaphor for extinction. A one-meter-tall, pigeonlike, flightless bird native to the island of Mauritius, the dodo died out in the late 1600s because Dutch settlers relied on them for food and brought in alien species that killed the ground-laying bird’s young. In healthcare, what will “go the way of the dodo”?
A multinational research collaboration has identified more than 100 genetic loci associated with an increased risk for the psychiatric disease.
Psychologists have always puzzled over why people in Sweden were slower to start smoking and slower to stop. Now a group of mathematicians have worked out why.
A species-altering technology is said to need careful regulation before being released into the wild.
If background levels of neutron radiation can explain errors in computer memory, then it should also explain errors in DNA replication.
The "Godfather of ecstasy" had held out hope that clinical trials would reveal medicinal benefits of new psychedelic drugs.
Researchers used an emerging technique to correct the gene behind a fatal immune system disorder in an infant.
An electromechanical limb developed by Segway maker DEKA now needs a manufacturer to mass-produce it.