The new agency wants to push the boundaries of science and technology.
Synthetic biology has the power to cure and kill. Have we learned from our past mistakes?
These dissolvable pills aren’t meant to be swallowed, though.
Advances in ancient DNA analysis gave researchers a new way to trace the movements of peoples across Eurasia.
The spray uses snippets of DNA to gum up virus replication.
The AI test can be done every night at home while the person is asleep, without even touching their body.
By creating a type O kidney, they hope to make more organs available for transplant.
The synthetic cartilage was made from cellulose fibers — the stuff found in wood — mixed with a goo called polyvinyl alcohol.
The antibodies elicited by the "S2 vaccine" not only neutralize COVID's multiple strains but also coronaviruses that cause the common cold.
A common weed uses uncommon types of photosynthesis.
An interview with CRISPR co-discoverer and Nobel Prize-winner Dr. Jennifer Doudna.
New stamp-sized ultrasound adhesives produce clear images of heart, lungs, and other internal organs.
While one may be helpful, the other may be harmful.
Heart muscle is shaped like a spiral, a mystery that has eluded scientists since 1669. New research has recreated the structure.
It could permanently lower cholesterol — and permanently reduce your risk of having a heart attack.
A successful trial that tested a vaccine against bladder cancer in dogs could help develop a similar one for humans.
A "bio-battery" made from genetically engineered bacteria could store excess renewable energy and release it as needed.
For 40 years, scientists thought a specific gene was linked to aggression in hamsters. Removing it, however, had violent consequences.
“It’s a big resource in the way the human genome is a big resource, in that you can go in and do discovery-based research."
Scientists have discovered enzymes from several plastic-eating bacteria. So, why are our oceans still full of plastic pollution?
How can the law keep up with new genetic technology?
Science has come a long way since Mary Shelley penned "Frankenstein." But we still grapple with the same questions.
An experiment in rats suggests that gene editing may be a treatment for anxiety and alcoholism in adults who were exposed to binge-drinking in their adolescence.
After mammoth investments and two decades of anti-aging research, what do immortality proponents have to show for it?
A new, easy-to-use, $5-device helps address male infertility. It isolates healthy sperm cells based on their natural behavior.
The Human Genome Project put together 92% of our DNA blueprint. Here's what it took to complete the rest.