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.
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.
Phages—tiny entities that infect bacteria—were discovered over 100 years ago but were largely abandoned as therapies. Now they’re making a comeback.
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...
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.
Medieval DNA suggests immune gene helped protect against deadly pathogen, but may cause autoimmune problems today.
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.