genetic engineering

Swift Gene-Editing Method May Revolutionize Treatments for Cancer and Infectious Diseases

Swift Gene-Editing Method May Revolutionize Treatments for Cancer and Infectious Diseases

A colored scanning electron micrograph of a white blood cell amid red blood cells. Researchers hope a new method to boost immune systems could make a treatment available to patients with almost any
CRISPR Gene Editing May Have Unanticipated Side Effects

CRISPR Gene Editing May Have Unanticipated Side Effects

New research suggests CRISPR may cause genetic errors when used -- and in a wider range of areas than we originally knew. The post CRISPR Gene Editing May Have Unanticipated Side Effects appeared
What Is a Genetically Modified Crop? A European Ruling Sows Confusion

What Is a Genetically Modified Crop? A European Ruling Sows Confusion

A wheat field in Mouchamps, France. There are very few genetically modified crops grown in Europe compared to the United States.
What Is a Genetically Modified Crop? A European Ruling Sows Confusion

What Is a Genetically Modified Crop? A European Ruling Sows Confusion

A wheat field in Mouchamps, France. There are very few genetically modified crops grown in Europe compared to the United States.
What Is a Genetically Modified Crop? A European Ruling Sows Confusion

What Is a Genetically Modified Crop? A European Ruling Sows Confusion

A wheat field in Mouchamps, France. There are very few genetically modified crops grown in Europe compared to the United States.
What Is a Genetically Modified Crop? A European Ruling Sows Confusion

What Is a Genetically Modified Crop? A European Ruling Sows Confusion

A wheat field in Mouchamps, France. There are very few genetically modified crops grown in Europe compared to the United States.
What Is a Genetically Modified Crop? A European Ruling Sows Confusion

What Is a Genetically Modified Crop? A European Ruling Sows Confusion

A wheat field in Mouchamps, France. There are very few genetically modified crops grown in Europe compared to the United States.
The Genetics (and Ethics) of Making Humans Fit for Mars

The Genetics (and Ethics) of Making Humans Fit for Mars

We could make people less stinky, more resistant to radiation, even less dependent on food and oxygen. But would the new creature be human?
Researchers insert a spider web gene into the silkworm

Researchers insert a spider web gene into the silkworm

35 percent of the silkworm's cocoon is made of spider silk protein.
Genetically engineered bacteria paint microscopic masterpieces

Genetically engineered bacteria paint microscopic masterpieces

By engineering E. coli bacteria to respond to light, scientists at the University of Rome have guided it like tiny drones toward patterns that depict Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece, the Mona
Matter: Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease

Matter: Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease

A newborn is tested for PKU, a rare inherited blood disorder, at a hospital in California.
Matter: Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease

Matter: Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease

A newborn is tested for PKU, a rare inherited blood disorder, at a hospital in California.
Matter: Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease

Matter: Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease

A newborn is tested for PKU, a rare inherited blood disorder, at a hospital in California.
Matter: Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease

Matter: Scientists Are Retooling Bacteria to Cure Disease

A newborn is tested for PKU, a rare inherited blood disorder, at a hospital in California.
Appeals Court Upholds CRISPR Patent, Potentially Ending Bitter Dispute

Appeals Court Upholds CRISPR Patent, Potentially Ending Bitter Dispute

An appeals court has upheld a 2017 decision recognizing scientists from the Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT as the true inventors of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system. The decision likely
This Biohacker Makes Mutant Frogs — And You Can Buy Them on the Internet

This Biohacker Makes Mutant Frogs — And You Can Buy Them on the Internet

For $499, anyone can order a kit containing six frogs.