Saving the Sun
The same technologies that will rid the electric grid of fossil fuels could also save it from potential disaster.
For Gene Drives, Resistance May Be Inevitable
With the power to modify entire populations, gene drives promise to upend evolution—or not.
How CRISPR is Spreading Through the Animal Kingdom
Gene editing with CRISPR is so fast, cheap, and adaptable that scientists in a variety of fields are putting it to use.
Gene Sequencing Speeds Diagnosis of Deadly Newborn Diseases
Newborn genetic diseases are often swiftly fatal, but gene sequencing can help doctors make life-saving diagnoses.
Pursuing Dark Matter, Hundreds of Miles Above Earth
Life Needs (Some) Radiation
Deep in the Earth, experiments are revealing how life suffers when it’s deprived of background levels of radiation.
To Secure the Future of Food, Look to the Ancestors of Eggplant
At the World Vegetable Center, experts are looking to the wild relatives of domesticated crops—like eggplant—to save the human diet from climate change.