The Food and Drug Administration took a crucial step towards a historic decision - the approval of the first medical therapy that uses gene-editing to treat a disease.
Plants bred or engineered to be short can stand up better to windstorms. They could also boost yields and benefit the environment.
Nobel laureate Jennifer Doudna says using gene-editing technology to modify human microbiomes, potentially with the help of artificial intelligence, could eliminate some chronic diseases.
Getting to zero carbon emissions won’t save the world. We’ll have to also remove carbon from the air—a massive undertaking unlike anything we’ve ever done.
The world-famous biochemist is ready to tackle everything from immune disorders and mental illness to climate change—all by altering microbes in the digestive tract.
Fresh from solving the protein structure challenge, Google’s deep-learning outfit is moving on to the human genome.
A half-trillion dollars is starting to work its way through the US economy, remaking climate technology along the way.
We may be on the cusp of an era of astonishing innovation — the limits of which aren’t even clear yet.
Phages—tiny entities that infect bacteria—were discovered over 100 years ago but were largely abandoned as therapies. Now they’re making a comeback.