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’.

Vaccine Tech 30 Years in the Making Is Getting Put to the Ultimate Test | Aug. 21, 2020

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.

What Miniature Lab-Grown Brains Reveal About the Effects of Covid-19 | July 13, 2020

Organoids are helping scientists study the coronavirus.

Scientists Edited Human Embryos in the Lab, and It Was a Disaster | June 16, 2020

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.

Trump's DNA Is Reportedly for Sale. Here's What Someone Could Do with It. | Feb. 14, 2020

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.

Scientists Dodge FDA to Offer a $1 Million Anti-Aging Treatment in South America | Dec. 5, 2019

The unproven gene therapy aims to lengthen a person's telomeres.

Surgeons Are Transplanting Genetically Engineered Pig Skin Onto Humans | Nov. 11, 2019 

It's a key first step toward using pigs to solve the world's donor organ shortage. 

Ambrosia, the Young Blood Transfusion Startup, Is Quietly Back in Business | Nov. 8, 2019

The company says it paused operations after an FDA notice, but customer demand remained high.

The Defense Department Plans to Build Radiation-Proof CRISPR Soldiers | Sept. 27, 2019

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?