We need to come to grips with what autism really is.
For years scientists searched fruitlessly for the causes of autism by looking for genes shared by families prone to the disorder. Now researchers taking a new approach have begun to unlock its secrets.
Scientists are starting to open their DNA databases online, creating a network that could pave the way for gene analysis at a new scale.
A microfluidic cell copies some basic functions of life.
Professional athletes are getting injections of stem cells to speed up recovery from injury. Critics call it a high-tech placebo.
There’s a bitter fight over the patents for CRISPR, a breakthrough new form of DNA editing.
Scientists have established direct communication between two human brains, but is it more than a stunt?
They walk among us. Natural experiments, living ordinary lives, unaware that their genes may hold the clue to the next superdrug.