Genetically engineered bacteria ward off obesity in mice, showing how the microbiome could be used treat chronic diseases in people.
Can deep brain stimulation affect how well and what we remember?
Large genome databases are starting to reveal critical health information—even about people who have not contributed their DNA.
Nobel Prize winners raise alarm over genetic engineering of humans.
To motivate healthy behavior, device companies and employers embrace social tools and insights from behavioral science.
Gene-editing companies say research on altering the DNA of human reproductive cells is dangerous and unethical.
A leading researcher issues a call for pills that deliver a full course of treatment in one swallow.
Peter Thiel was the first large investor in Facebook. Now he’s turning his investing skills to biotechnology.
Scientists are developing ways to edit the DNA of tomorrow’s children. Should they stop before it’s too late?
A startup called Thync will sell electrodes that you put on your head to improve your mood. The results may vary to a surprising degree.