One day, this powerful tool could be in millions of smartphones.
Smallpox, Ebola, HIV, influenza, the plague, malaria, and a whole host of terrible bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites were cooked up by Mother Nature, all on her own. Apparently, Mother Nature hasn't banned gain-of-function research.
Organ transplantation is in dire need of biotechnological advances. 3D bioprinting and genetic modification of pigs provide a path forward.
Prosthetic arms can cost amputees $80,000. A startup called Unlimited Tomorrow is aiming to change that by making customized 3D-printed bionic arms for just $8,000.
The new brain tumor treatment targets a cancer that kills 75% of patients within a year.
Some neurology experiments — such as growing miniature human brains and reanimating the brains of dead pigs — are getting weird. It's time to discuss ethics.
It marks a breakthrough in using gene editing to treat diseases.
Gain-of-function mutation research may help predict the next pandemic — or, critics argue, cause one.
Antisense oligonucleotide therapy uses small molecules to alter RNA. Researchers have now used those molecules to alleviate a genetic form of blindness.
A team of biohackers is on a David-versus-Goliath mission to make insulin affordable to an increasing number of diabetics.
How were mRNA vaccines developed? Pfizer's Dr Bill Gruber explains the science behind this record-breaking achievement and how it was developed without compromising safety.
She helped create CRISPR, a gene-editing technology that is changing the way we treat genetic diseases and even how we produce food.
Vaccines can be grown in and extracted from the leaves of plants.
Engineered immune cells have prevented Type 1 diabetes in mice.
Many thousands of different genetic variants are responsible for complex behavior.
The Vertebrate Genomes Project may spell good news for the kakapo and the vaquita.
"The question is which are okay, which are not okay."
Are "humanized" pigs the future of medical research?
Reconnecting muscle pairs allows for better sensory feedback from the limb.
Light-emitting tattoos could indicate dehydration in athletes or health conditions in hospital patients.
Scientists are using bioelectronic medicine to treat inflammatory diseases, an approach that capitalizes on the ancient "hardwiring" of the nervous system.
Scientists use high resolution microscopy and computer simulations to create first ever video of DNA movements.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently issued $8 million in follow-up funding to a team of neuroengineers developing brain-to-brain and brain-to-machine technology.
Researchers find a way to distort laser light to survive a trip through disordered obstacles.