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.
Most cities reeked of death, defecation, and industrial waste. Still, focusing only on stench means turning a blind eye (or nose) to the many other smells that helped shape human history.
If future studies prove it to be successful, this technique for the early detection of pancreatic cancer could save thousands of lives.
More than 200 years ago, scientists tried to figure out how bats navigate in the dark (or without eyes). This set in motion a series of events that led to the development of ultrasound as a form of psychotherapy.
Could we all attain this superpower?
Every year, scientists like George Church get better at editing the genomes of human beings. But will genome editing help or hurt us?
Scientists at the San Diego Zoo are on a mission to resurrect the extinct northern white rhino.
Edible electronics, devices that can be broken down and digested, could perform many useful functions inside the body.
Altos Labs, a new biotech firm with $3 billion in funding, has announced plans to combat aging. But what does that mean for human life span, exactly?
A new treatment helped frogs regenerate their amputated legs – taking science one step closer to helping people regrow their body parts, too
Scientists looked for ways to trigger the “build whatever normally was here” signal for cells at the site of a wound.
Altos Labs is an ambitious new anti-aging company with billions of dollars to back it up.
A boy in Germany seems to be the first person to be cured of a rare and painful skin condition commonly called "butterfly disease."
The book "The Genesis Machine" outlines the promise and peril of synthetic biology, a powerful tool that will allow us to program life like a computer.
One patient’s surprising results have experts cautiously optimistic.
The scientists are headed "straight to the FDA" to begin human trials.
The paper-thin device may also someday be used to stimulate bone growth.
“This will be one of the most important datasets since the mapping of the Human Genome.”
Using DNA from samples of extinct flowers, synthetic biologists managed to approximate long-lost floral scents.
An evolutionary biologist explains why you probably won't grow a tail.
Prozac is a widely used antidepressant. Data indicates that the drug could be used to prevent blindness due to macular degeneration.
Here are its top priorities.
Guided by ultrasound waves, swarms of microrobots could soon be used to deliver medicine to targeted sites in the body.