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.
The genomes of the long dead are turning up all sorts of unexpected and controversial findings.
A short history of how the mail has been exploited for terror
Nerve agents are deadly and usually colorless, and they share a long history with insecticides.
It’s the first FDA-authorized genetic-cancer-risk test available without a doctor’s note.
Huge crowdsourced genealogy databases are inspiring new genetics research.
Modern genetics would not be possible without the humble fruit fly.
A rare rainstorm in the Atacama Desert offers a clue to how microbes persist in extreme conditions.
“There’s no doubt in my mind that somebody is going to end up hurt eventually.”
A 1996 bill has had a chilling effect on the CDC’s ability to research firearms.
It’s a major cause of blindness, but scientists may have identified a surprising new way to treat it in mice.
Ginkgo Bioworks uses genetic engineering to make everything from fragrances to fertilizer—and it would like to reclaim the word “GMOs,” please.
It was a matter of practicality—but also of looking good.
“We’re being invaded by an army of clones.”
Zhongzhong and Huahua are the first monkeys cloned by the same method that created Dolly the sheep.
Hans Jonatan, who escaped slavery in 1802, now has hundreds of relatives in the country.
The evidence comes from the 16th-century victims’ teeth.
A strong virus, a less-than-effective vaccine, and an IV bag shortage that goes back to Hurricane Maria.
The human immune system can hinder the gene-editing tool, though there could be ways around it
... which can cause big problems for aging pipes that carry drinking water.
Scientists have devised a method to sequence more microbes, more quickly, which could lead to a better understanding of the origin of complex life.