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.
A massive genetic study has sketched out a molecular link between schizophrenia and how the brain is shaped in adolescence.
Physicists have worked out how to measure the magnetic fields generated by single nerves from outside the body and at room temperature.
A new technique for making “programmable” materials could lead to all sorts of medical and electronic devices.
What are the prospects for helping the children of Flint, or children with lead poisoning anywhere?
U.S. regulators add to the pressure on a struggling blood-testing startup.
As the outbreak spreads, affected countries may look toward a technological solution.