genetic engineering

Giving Malaria a Deadline

Giving Malaria a Deadline

A false-color scanning electron micrograph of an Anopheles gambiae mosquito. By using a method called a gene drive, researchers believe they can eliminate a population of disease-carrying mosquitoes
Giving Malaria a Deadline

Giving Malaria a Deadline

A false-color scanning electron micrograph of an Anopheles gambiae mosquito. By using a method called a gene drive, researchers believe they can eliminate a population of disease-carrying mosquitoes
Giving Malaria a Deadline

Giving Malaria a Deadline

A false-color scanning electron micrograph of an Anopheles gambiae mosquito. By using a method called a gene drive, researchers believe they can eliminate a population of disease-carrying mosquitoes
Giving Malaria a Deadline

Giving Malaria a Deadline

A false-color scanning electron micrograph of an Anopheles gambiae mosquito. By using a method called a gene drive, researchers believe they can eliminate a population of disease-carrying mosquitoes
Breakthrough Leukemia Treatment Backfires in a Rare Case

Breakthrough Leukemia Treatment Backfires in a Rare Case

A colored scanning electron microscope image of a leukemia cell, red, being attacked by a CAR-T cell. CAR-T gene therapy programs a person’s immune system to attack cancer cells. But in one case, the
Breakthrough Leukemia Treatment Backfires in a Rare Case

Breakthrough Leukemia Treatment Backfires in a Rare Case

A colored scanning electron microscope image of a leukemia cell, red, being attacked by a CAR-T cell. CAR-T gene therapy programs a person’s immune system to attack cancer cells. But in one case, the
Breakthrough Leukemia Treatment Backfires in a Rare Case

Breakthrough Leukemia Treatment Backfires in a Rare Case

A colored scanning electron microscope image of a leukemia cell, red, being attacked by a CAR-T cell. CAR-T gene therapy programs a person’s immune system to attack cancer cells. But in one case, the
Viruses Spread by Insects to Crops Sound Scary. The Military Calls It Food Security.

Viruses Spread by Insects to Crops Sound Scary. The Military Calls It Food Security.

Scientists warn that insects carrying genetically modified viruses to strengthen crops from various hazards could just as soon be used for nefarious purposes.
Viruses Spread by Insects to Crops Sound Scary. The Military Calls It Food Security.

Viruses Spread by Insects to Crops Sound Scary. The Military Calls It Food Security.

Scientists warn that insects carrying genetically modified viruses to strengthen crops from various hazards could just as soon be used for nefarious purposes.
Trilobites: Taming the Groundcherry: With Crispr, a Fussy Fruit Inches Toward the Supermarket

Trilobites: Taming the Groundcherry: With Crispr, a Fussy Fruit Inches Toward the Supermarket

The fruit of unaltered groundcherries, left, and gene-edited groundcherries. With Crispr, scientists have altered the plant so that it flowers more quickly and in greater profusion and produces bigger
Viruses Spread by Insects to Crops Sound Scary. The Military Calls It Food Security.

Viruses Spread by Insects to Crops Sound Scary. The Military Calls It Food Security.

Scientists warn that insects carrying genetically modified viruses to strengthen crops from various hazards could just as soon be used for nefarious purposes.
Trilobites: Taming the Groundcherry: With Crispr, a Fussy Fruit Inches Toward the Supermarket

Trilobites: Taming the Groundcherry: With Crispr, a Fussy Fruit Inches Toward the Supermarket

The fruit of unaltered groundcherries, left, and gene-edited groundcherries. With Crispr, scientists have altered the plant so that it flowers more quickly and in greater profusion and produces bigger

Red Delicious, that most vile breed of Apple, no longer America's favorite

The Red Delicious—picture-perfect on the outside but mealy, clammy, fleshy yet flavorless within—is no longer America's favorite apple. The Gala overtook it, and hopefully the noble Granny Smith will
‘Self-Designed Evolution.’ Stephen Hawking Feared the Rise of Genetically Modified Superhumans

‘Self-Designed Evolution.’ Stephen Hawking Feared the Rise of Genetically Modified Superhumans

Stephen Hawking's final essays are being published on Tuesday, but already some of his insights have been leaked online.
‘Self-Designed Evolution.’ Stephen Hawking Feared the Rise of Genetically Modified Superhumans

‘Self-Designed Evolution.’ Stephen Hawking Feared the Rise of Genetically Modified Superhumans

Stephen Hawking's final essays are being published on Tuesday, but already some of his insights have been leaked online.

Synthego raises $110 million to make gene editing technologies more accessible

Paul Dabrowski, the chief executive officer of Synthego, which provides genetically engineered cells to scientists and researchers, worries about a future where access to the genetic technologies that
Ginkgo Bioworks Is Turning Human Cells Into On-Demand Factories

Ginkgo Bioworks Is Turning Human Cells Into On-Demand Factories

The synthetic biology company has opened a new foundry to churn out mammal cells, first for drug development, and later to build potentially anything at all.
Matter: How to Turbocharge Flu Protection (Llamas Required)

Matter: How to Turbocharge Flu Protection (Llamas Required)

While 50 million people died in the 1918 flu pandemic, each year less potent viral strains circulate, killing as many as 646,000 people worldwide.
Matter: How to Turbocharge Flu Protection (Llamas Required)

Matter: How to Turbocharge Flu Protection (Llamas Required)

While 50 million people died in the 1918 flu pandemic, each year less potent viral strains circulate, killing as many as 646,000 people worldwide.
Matter: How to Turbocharge Flu Protection (Llamas Required)

Matter: How to Turbocharge Flu Protection (Llamas Required)

While 50 million people died in the 1918 flu pandemic, each year less potent viral strains circulate, killing as many as 646,000 people worldwide.