At Harvard Medical School in Boston, 150 hand-picked scientists, lawyers, and entrepreneurs gathered last week - in private - to discuss how to create a genome, potentially even a human one, from scratch in a lab.
A handful of scientists around the United States are trying to do something that some people find disturbing: make embryos that are part human, part animal.
The first major debate over genetically modified organisms, in the late 1980s, was not over tomatoes, salmon, or corn, but instead a type of bacteria that can raise the freezing point of water.
CRISPR gene drives allow scientists to change sequences of DNA and guarantee that the resulting edited genetic trait is inherited by future generations, opening up the possibility of altering entire species forever.
Biologists at Indiana University believe we may have only discovered a mere thousandth of a percent of the species on our planet.
All life on Earth exists thanks to a universal genetic code. This biological rulebook tells our cells how DNA should be translated into life-supporting proteins, without which we couldn't survive.
Prematurely born lambs kept alive in artificial external placenta - human babies could be next
If this is in fact a prion, it would be the first ever found in a plant