CRISPR Could Switch Off Chronic Pain Without Opioids | March 10, 2021
A gene therapy injection eliminated pain in mice.
The Search for One Vaccine to Rule Them All | Feb. 22, 2021
Scientists are working on a ‘universal’ vaccine that could protect against a broad range of coronaviruses.
DNA Is Now Solving Decades-Old Newborn Killings | Dec. 16, 2020
Genealogy databases are leading police to mothers who killed their babies.
Scientists Are Building Cows to Resist Climate Change | Nov. 10, 2020
Using gene editing to make heat-tolerant cows could results in 'super calves.'
The Race to Recreate Breast Milk Without the Breast | Oct. 15, 2020
Companies are harnessing biotech to make bespoke milk.
The End of Deafness | Sept. 29, 2020
Tweaking a person’s DNA could provide hearing to those born without it, but not everyone thinks deafness needs to be ‘cured’.
The coronavirus pandemic could change the way we make vaccines.
The Era of DNA Database Hacks Is Here | July 30, 2020
A major data breach shows genetic information is vulnerable to attack.
Organoids are helping scientists study the coronavirus.
The experiment raises major safety concerns for gene-edited babies.
The Race Is on to Find the Holy Grail of Covid-19 Antibodies | May 14, 2020
Lab-made antibodies could be out best hope against the pandemic — and future ones.
'Immunity Passports' Could Create a New Category of Privilege | April 23, 2020
Proof of a prior infection could come with more freedom.
Your DNA Test Could Crack a Cold Case | March 11, 2020
Consumer DNA databases are a powerful new tool for police.
Scientists Have Recreated the Coronavirus in a Lab | March 5, 2020
A synthetic virus could help develop drugs, vaccines, and diagnostic tests but could also be used as a bioweapon.
An anonymous group claims it took DNA from global elites — and is auctioning it off.
The Scientist Who Got a Brain Implant to Cure His Alcoholism | Jan. 30, 2020
Deep brain stimulation could help curb drug and alcohol addiction.
The unproven gene therapy aims to lengthen a person's telomeres.
It's a key first step toward using pigs to solve the world's donor organ shortage.
The company says it paused operations after an FDA notice, but customer demand remained high.
A DARPA project aims to temporarily alter human genes to shield people from deadly radiation exposure.
We’re Already Designing Babies | Feb. 27, 2019
Expanded genetic testing of embryos represents a new era of family planning. But how far should the technology go?