A team of scientists including Harvard University geneticist George Church and Jef D. Boeke, the founding director of the Institute for Systems Genetics at New York University's Langone Medical Center, have announced a 10-year plan to create a synt
Two Israeli companies say they used a specialized 3-D printer to create an environment in which stem cells could grow into a specific tissue.
Young fish become hooked on eating plastic in the seas in the same way that teenagers prefer unhealthy fast food, Swedish researchers have said.
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
When it comes to relationships, there's no perfect formula to tell if that certain someone is Mr. or Ms. Right, until now.
They may be responsible for creating clouds and rain
For something that happens as regularly as falling asleep, neuroscientists know remarkably little about how it works. One minute you're awake and the next minute you're flying through the city fighting a giant lizard that vaguely resembles your m
Call it an "ego", a "self" or just an "I" - it's the idea that our thoughts and feelings are our own, and no one else has access to them in the same way.
Animals that regrow body parts like zebrafish and newts certainly function very differently to the way humans do, but we might one day be able to borrow some of these traits.
A SIMILAR TECHNIQUE MIGHT HELP RESTORE HUMAN FERTILITY
Adult newts are the envy of the animal kingdom when it comes to replacing missing tissue. Amputated legs, arms or tails, there's hardly repair job too big for this animal's remarkable regenerative abilities.