The Harvard-MIT genomic science institute stays mute on how it will assert control over the tools expected to speed cures and change gene therapy.
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.
A Brazilian neuroscientist says brain-controlled robotics will let the paralyzed walk again.
The most extensive collaboration between the patient social network and a drug company to-date is likely to be just the first of its kind.
An old idea for treating cancer is yielding impressive results on cancer patients—and lots of attention from drug companies.
A flexible electronic skin patch has strain gauges to measure tremors, and heating elements to release drugs held inside nanoparticles.
Many are eager to trot out GMOs as the answer to our food problems. But lower-tech alternatives work better.
Designer changes in the first artificial yeast chromosome could help advance synthetic biology.
Biotech turns to DNA editing technology to engineer easier-to-digest plants for farm animals.
A low-cost microscope made from folded paper and a cheap lens could revolutionize education and health care in the developing world.