Editing the genomes of our gut bacteria will “create a whole new field of biology” in the coming decades, a Nobel prize-winning geneticist has said at the opening of a...
Katie Pope Kopp went through round after round of chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant to treat her non-Hodgkin lymphoma. But nothing could beat it. “I went back to get...
Using CRISPR genome editing on a few common crops, a team of plant and soil scientists seeks to vastly increase and speed up carbon storage to help fight climate change.
Jennifer Doudna was staring at a computer screen filled with a string of As, Cs, Ts, and Gs—the letters that make up human DNA—and witnessing a debilitating genetic disease being cured right before her eyes.
Government representatives are gathering in Glasgow, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference to discuss strategies on how to drastically reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Check out this article to learn more about the options they'll be discussing.
called APOE4 raises a person’s risk of Alzheimer’s disease. However, the APOE4 variant has positive cognitive impacts: It may not only boost short-term memory, but also protect against subtle memory loss early in the course of Alzheimer’s disease.
Scientists around the globe are urging caution regarding tree projects, as the projects must address a range of scientific, political, social, and economic concerns. An effective conservation and restoration plan must encompass the diversity of the Earth's ecosystems, as well as the people who use them.
Earlier generations of neuroprostheses have relied on communications from the brain to the limb or hand muscles to activate letters on a keyboard. Now, researchers have decoded the origin of brain signals controlling speech and created the new neuroprosthesis that facilitates the production of whole words, yielding a faster word-per-minute rate.
Small crustaceans called tongue biters drain the blood from the tongues of fish, with the fish's mouth becoming its new home. This strange phenomenon pushes the possibilities of what parasitism can be, and what it means for a creature to fully enmesh itself into the body of its host.
According to new modeling, 1,100 tons of microplastic – particles smaller than 5 millimeters – is currently floating above the western US. Slowly, researchers are developing a clearer picture of how these particles are cycling all over the planet.