A 'dead' CRISPR might be a better CRISPR for targeting Alzheimer's

A new molecular editor based on "dead Cas9" shows encouraging results for editing the genome

El sexo no es binario, y deberíamos dejar de pretender que lo es

Es hora de que la legislación y la educación reflejen el sexo como un espectro con opciones ilimitadas

Why biological studies on queer people do more harm than good

When studying vulnerable groups, scientists should always be aware of the context their studies take place in

Viruses can infect the brain, hide out for decades, and then cause Viral Parkinsonism

How do you study a disease that takes decades to reveal itself? In this case, scientists used mice, viruses, and a little immunotherapy

Who owns your cells?

Property rights get messy when DNA is involved

Fewer crops are feeding more people worldwide – and that’s not good

Reduced agrobiodiversity threatens the stability of our whole food system

Futuristic organ-on-a-chip technology now seems more realistic than ever

Researchers have pioneered what may be the most accurate simulation of kidney function to-date

Your bubble tea could hold the key to helping millions of farmers

Cassava, an African staple food crop, could be poised to become a major source of industrial starch thanks to CRISPR

Three times Louise Slaughter used her microbiology training in Congress

The lawmaker, the only microbiologist in Congress, pushed for public health reform

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Why I'm quitting GMO research

Constantly confronting people who think my research will harm them is profoundly distressing

A rare disease offers clues to how genes affect social behavior

Williams syndrome is helping scientists understand the roots of sociality

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Earth's weirdest creatures are genetic treasure chests

From the axolotl's regenerating limbs to naked mole rat cancer resistance, new sequencing is uncovering new possibilities

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We still don't know all the consequences of gene manipulation

Genome meddling to cure diseases is often worth the risk, but nothing else is just yet

Henry Greely, bioethicist and attorney, on why genetic tech isn't so scary

'I probably wouldn’t regulate anything except possibly parents'

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My greatest genetic engineering fear: that we'll try to erase our flaws

Deciding what's a flaw is more complicated than it seems

Humans appear to be worse for animals than radioactive fallout

Chernobyl's nuclear disaster reveals the unpredictability of evolution

Simulating evolution helped scientists design a better virus

It sounds like an arcane superpower. It boils down to random mutation and selection