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.
Feng Zhang says many problems still have to be solved before the technology can be used to treat human diseases.
“I never expected anything like this.”
“Tape is the bane of the conservator’s existence.”
The same DNA analysis used to find the alleged Golden State Killer has led to the arrest of a second alleged murderer. It’ll likely lead to more.
Research on inmates is logistically difficult and ethically fraught.
Geneticists have finally found the pathogen’s ancestral home.
It seems to belong to an extinct lineage of hepatitis B.
Every year, more than 400,000 crabs are bled for the miraculous medical substance that flows through their bodies—now pharmaceutical companies are finally committing to an alternative that doesn't harm animals.
And it’s somehow fine?
Powerful tools are now available to anyone who wants to look for a DNA match, which has troubling privacy implications.
The company is offering free kits to researchers studying populations in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere—but the ethics are tricky.
Fellow doctors have been some of the most prominent defenders of J. Marion Sims, the controversial “father of gynecology.”
Baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, yeast that lives in infected toenails—they all descended from a common ancestor.
“Few kidneys would be good enough” for this rare surgery.
A tale of two “g”s
An Ohio couple wants their embryos that were destroyed in a fertility-clinic meltdown to be deemed people.
The ocean is more than dim and blue.
DNA analysis done on unusual remains found in Chile proved the girl was human, but there has been an uproar over whether the body was acquired ethically.
It has something to do with bubbles?
How is this even possible?