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...
A toddler girl is flourishing after receiving treatment for a rare genetic disease. In a first for this disease, she received that treatment before she was even born.
In its latest catalogue of health conditions, the World Health Organization almost equated old age with disease. Then it backed off.
Materials known as metal-organic frameworks hold promise for advances in healthcare, energy and other areas, researchers say.
CRISPR is changing the world—but it can do more.
This common knee injury typically requires reconstruction surgery, but a new type of treatment that harnesses biologics is changing that.
In 2003, the human genome was declared complete, but in reality, the draft was missing about 8 percent of the genome (the hardest-to-sequence) regions. Finally, this May, a group of researchers posted a preprint of the first truly completed genome, a readout of all 3.055 billion letters across 23 human chromosomes.
Mosquito eggs places in the Florida Keys are expected to hatch thousands of genetically modified mosquitoes. The federally approved experiment studies the use of genetic engineering – rather than insecticides – to control disease-carrying mosquito populations.
During their "Nobel to Nobel" chat at the Spark 2021 conference, Jennifer Doudna, PhD, and Frances Arnold, PhD, touched on topics such as CRISPR, the ethics of genome editing, working on COVID-19, and winning the Nobel Prize. The two scientists also shared inspiring stories of being women in science clearing hurdles to achieve extreme success.