As the banana falls to a devastating fungus, Ugandan scientists launch tests on genetically modified varieties to save a food staple of 500 million people.
Catholic bishops oppose human-animal hybrids but say that if one is created, it should be considered a full human.
Research highlights the lengths that microbiologists are going to to discover bizarre new bacteria.
Three centers will use the funding to boost the efficiency of cellulosic-ethanol production.
While noting the risks, it makes sense to also note the rewards.
A Harvard primatologist thinks that the invention of barbecue occurred 1.9 million years ago, fueling the expansion of the early hominid brain.
The penultimate day of Chris Anderson's African conference is pleasing.
Critics say that in applying for a patent for an artificial organism, the maverick scientist is out to create a "Microbesoft" empire.
The NEJM says that more than 71,000 people signed up to be monitored for lingering health effects following 9/11.
If replicated in humans, new procedures developed in mice could be a huge boon to the field.