A global meeting in Washington, D.C., isn’t just about whether or not we should alter our species with gene editing. It’s about how we can pull it off.
Designers of a “selfish” gene able to spread among mosquitoes say it could wipe out malaria, but the scientific community is at odds over whether or not we should do it.
Sorry, smug technophiles, biology is a lot messier than even the most poorly optimized code.
Psychologists believe that drawing is an important part of children's cognitive development. So an objective analysis of these drawings could provide an important insight into this process, a task that machine vision is ideally suited to.
An achievement in tissue engineering suggests that people with damaged vocal cords could eventually get new ones.
A pair of physicist-biologists show the many ways animals use hairs to keep clean -- and how we might leverage nature’s design expertise.
A survey finds that consumers are not eager to give health information to Google, Apple, or Microsoft, but Facebook fared worst of all.
A new kit called Amino promises home-brew bioengineering for less than the price of a MacBook.
How one of the inventors of brain-computer interfaces ended up getting one himself.
A rapid increase in our knowledge of alien worlds has dramatically changed the way scientists are interpreting the famous Drake equation.