By searching the church's famed family trees, scientists have tracked down a cancer-causing mutation that came west with a pioneer couple—just in time to save the lives of their great-great-great-great grandchildren.
Experts still vehemently disagree over when one of the biggest eruptions of the Holocene actually happened.
A new start-up is making vegan food for dogs and lab-grown mouse meat for cats. It wants to change the way all pets eat.
“A roaring ocean of boiling jam, with the geysers of released air and steam likely ejecting at least a few berries into orbit.”
23andMe’s $300 million deal with GlaxoSmithKline is just the tip of the iceberg.
On the many attempts to repurpose a drug best known for treating erectile dysfunction
It alleged a complex web of corruption going back decades.
Fifty-thousand-year-old tools suggest that modern humans weren't prehistory's only pyros.
“Each person comes into our group thinking they are a freak.”
The FDA held a public meeting to talk about it, but no one could agree on what to call it.
“It takes a lot of patience.”
A veteran cave diver explains the unique risks—and rewards—of his deadly pursuit.
And other unanswered questions about the HHS’s new plan to reunite migrants separated at the border.
The shortfall has sparked fears of shortages of beer, meat, and crumpets. (Crumpets!)
The consequences of a labeling law in Vermont were not what either side expected.
Its segments make up 17 percent of our genome, but scientists are only just starting to understand what it does.
“After many years I felt my hand, as if a hollow shell, got filled with life again.”
A DNA archive has been quietly connecting labs from Massachusetts to China to Iraq.
A new report finds that rates have risen in almost every state since 1999.
A visit to a facility in Guangdong province, where researchers are tinkering with monkey brains in order to understand the most severe forms of autism
Feng Zhang says many problems still have to be solved before the technology can be used to treat human diseases.