Regulatory approval of a gene therapy treatment in Europe could spark broader patient access to the technology.
"These particular catfish have taken to lunging out of the water, grabbing a pigeon, and then wriggling back into the water to swallow their prey. In the process, they temporarily strand themselves on land for a few seconds."
Curiosity sees tantalizing hints of compounds needed for life, but further analysis is needed to make sure it’s not contamination from Earth.
A Stanford geneticist says humans have so many genetic mutations that we're less intelligent than our ancestors, and it's getting worse. Eugenicists 100 years ago had similar hypotheses.
If you could escape the human time scale for a moment, and regard evolution from the perspective of deep time, in which the last 10,000 years are a short chapter in a long saga, you’d say: Things are pretty wild right now.
Beneath the icy surface of a buried Antarctic lake, in super-salty water devoid of light and oxygen that is also cold enough to freeze seawater, researchers have now discovered that a diverse community of bacteria has survived for millennia.
When it gets down it, in some biologists’ views anyways, it is all about sex.
Researchers are using genomics to breed a better Thanksgiving bird.
Perhaps there is a bit of truth to the stereotype about being fat and happy — new research finds that people who have a gene linked with obesity may have a slightly lower risk of depression.
Scientists have reversed paralysis in dogs after injecting them with cells grown from the lining of their nose.
Elizabeth Trembath-Reichert recently returned from the Research Vessel Chikyu off the coast of Japan’s Shimokita Peninsula, where she served as a member of the microbiology team aboard a (literally) groundbreaking leg of the Integrated Ocean Drilling
A new analysis of photographs of Albert Einstein's brain has revealed special features that could be what gave him his amazing smarts.
A gene so powerful it nearly triples the risk of Alzheimer's disease has been discovered by an international team including researchers from Mayo Clinic.
An ultrathin electrode spun from a single carbon fiber can record neurons in living animals.
The bacterial colonies that populate the chimpanzee intestinal tract are mirror images of those found in the human gut, suggest gut bacteria patterns evolved before chimps and humans split and went their evolutionarily separate ways.
Thanks to camera traps, researchers have taken an unprecedented look at animals in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, a fantastically dense, tangled and vibrant jungle in the heart of equatorial Africa.
Humans may be gradually losing intelligence, according to a study, that argues that humans lost the evolutionary pressure to be smart once we started living in dense agricultural settlements several thousand years ago.
"Marauding pack of booze-addled elephants wreak havoc on Indian village." It's a story, or at least a headline, that's surprisingly common.
Identical twins may not be so identical after all. Even though identical twins supposedly share all of their DNA, they acquire hundreds of genetic changes early in development that could set them on different paths, according to new research.
In middle-aged people, a link may exist between weakened memory and genetic traits associated with obesity, raising the possibility that extra pounds change how our brains work, a new study suggests.
Supreme Court justices are to meet privately Friday to weigh whether they will hear a major genetic-privacy case testing whether authorities may take DNA samples from anybody arrested for a serious crime.
We're tampering with genes to cure a rare metabolic disorder--and that's likely just the beginning.
Biocomputers make maps, run logic gates, perform binary calculations and more.
Idaho State University's Jeffrey Meldrum is looking for private donations to build the remote-controlled vessel.
University of Vienna researchers analyze how and why a young elephant learned to imitate human speech.
The Internet is flooded with images of animals dressed up for Halloween, but the orange-and-black lobster pictured with this post is revealing its true Halloween colors (no tricks), albeit very odd colors for an American lobster. The rare "split" lob
Scientists have published the full genetic sequences of more than 1,000 people from 14 countries, creating the most complete inventory of the millions of variations between people’s DNA sequences ever assembled.
Dinosaurs still walk — and fly — among us: We call them birds.
US marine biologists puzzled by human-like sounds coming from the whale and dolphin tank of an aquarium concluded they were actually coming from a whale.
J. Craig Venter may have just started a race to discover alien life on the Red Planet.