WASHINGTON -- It's ethical to test a provocative new fertility technique that would prevent mothers from passing on rare but devastating diseases by creating embryos from the DNA of three people -- dad, mom and an egg donor -- advisers…
By PBS NewsHour
CRISPR, a new method for editing genes, has been called a development that could revolutionize medicine. Cheaper and more precise than past gene editing, this promising tool has also raised concerns. Gwen Ifill talks to Jennifer Doudna of University of…
By Nsikan Akpan and Alexandra Sarabia
The committee at the International Summit on Human Gene Editing called for a pause on tweaking DNA for reproductive medicine, but stopped short of recommending a moratorium on research.
By Carey Reed and Andrew Mach
The breakthrough could lead to the creation of digital archives, storing everything from ancient texts to Wikipedia pages in DNA form that could survive for hundreds of thousands of years without the loss of any data.
Will U.S. Army Corps of Engineers return the Kennewick Man's remains now that they've been found to be closely related to Native Americans?…
By Nsikan Akpan
Some people are born believers. Fake surgeries have been shown to relieve traumatic knee pain; “dummy pills” have wiped away migraines. A new report from Harvard University describes how certain genes predispose people toward believing placebos, or experiencing…
By Simone Pathe
For the first time, law enforcement is going after major retailers and drugstore chains selling herbal remedies that aren't all they're advertised to be.
By Anna Christiansen
Is Java in the genes? New research from The Coffee and Caffeine Genetics Consortium has brought us closer than ever in the quest to understand why coffee affects people differently.
By Rebecca Jacobson, Inside Energy
It's one of the biggest unanswered questions in science: How did life on Earth begin? Biochemists are breaking apart early Earth molecules to find out how RNA and DNA formed.
By Jenny Marder
Quentin Wheeler’s career can be traced back to a fascination with pond scum. Now president of SUNY’s College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Wheeler was 8 when he first peered through a microscope and saw the single-celled organisms known as…
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