The BabySeq project in Boston has begun collecting data to quantify the risks and benefits of DNA sequencing at birth.
The Supreme Court’s ruling on mercury and other toxins could help the effort to limit greenhouse gas emissions.
Genetically engineered mice treated for Middle East respiratory syndrome are disease-free, but it’s not yet clear if it will work for humans.
As market forces chip away at the coal industry, many plants are being repurposed as data centers, museums, and mixed-use neighborhoods.
New microbes and new techniques show promise for advanced biofuels, but the industry is still years away from real progress.
Researchers have shown that rigid lithium-ion batteries can be made more suitable for smart watches and other flexible electronics.
New diagnostics can find the DNA that drives a tumor, but evidence that they help patients is missing.
Backing from disparate investors such as General Motors and a vacuum maker has given the battery startup Sakti3 an unusual amount of momentum.
The treatment for cancer is often as devastating as the disease itself.
Rapid industrialization and rising standards of living have made China the world's top emitter of carbon dioxide. Preventing a runaway increase will require the country to keep per capita emissions at a relatively low level.