Printing genomes on demand could mean custom-built organisms, difficult ethical questions, and profits for a handful of companies.
Massive gene studies are letting biotechnology companies learn from nature, and imitate it.
It sounds crazy, and it is. A startup says it can use genetic engineering to change the color of animal coats.
The $121 million National Microbiome Initiative is meant to spur investigation into the mysterious functions of the micro?rganisms inside us.
There’s a chance to use cutting-edge technology to save native Hawaiian birds from the mosquitoes that are driving them to extinction.
An experimental treatment helps diabetic mice grow new blood vessels. It could offer new hope to people with vascular disease.
A new test uses synthetic biology to detect Zika with a high level of specificity.
A gene therapy for an inherited immune disease completes a 27-year journey.
Millions more could be exposed to the virus by 2018, the earliest a vaccine will be ready.
The first gene therapy approved in the Western world costs $1 million and has been used just once. The doctor who tried it says the price is “absolutely too high.”