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.
Many have tried to develop a painless, continuous glucose tracking system, but all have failed. C8 Medisensors may have come the closest.
The DNA testing firm hopes a more coöperative approach with regulators will get its business back on track.
An inexpensive but precise method of detecting type 1 diabetes could be a life-saver.
The world’s largest genome project will be carried out on instruments from the California sequencing company.