Improvements in DNA analysis are helping us rewrite the past and better grasp what it means to be human.
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.
For $12,000, a company grafts a patient’s cancer into rodents and tests drugs on them.
As the world grows hungrier for animal protein, insects could be the new way to feed livestock.
Efforts to contain Ebola in West Africa suffer from a lack of effective tools to treat and prevent the disease, although several are in development.
Gene research and Silicon Valley-style computing are starting to merge.
The fact that China hasn’t approved any commercial GMO planting since 2009 reflects public fears.
Besides health tracking, contact lens technology under development could enable drug delivery, night vision, and augmented reality.
Researchers have created wheat that is resistant to a common disease, using advanced gene editing methods.
As medical data goes digital, patients gain power.