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Genetically engineered tomato competes with 50 bottles of red wine

Don't expect them in salad yet, but research shows introducing certain genes can turn tomatoes into supercharged nutrient bags.

By 4 November 2015


23andMe gets FDA nod to provide genetic information again

The US Food and Drug Administration had previously halted the company's test, which can show the potential risk of hereditary diseases.

By 22 October 2015


Genetically engineered micropigs to be sold as pets

A genomics institute in China plans to bring a brand new kind of pet into the world -- customizable mini-pigs.

By 30 September 2015


Mice discovery shows promise for 'rapid and robust hair growth' in bald humans

A serendipitous find leads Columbia University researchers to conclude that a drug applied directly to the skin could show real promise for broadly treating hair loss.

By 27 October 2015


Scientists create 'alien' life form with artificial genetic code

For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.

By 8 May 2014


Researchers 'edit' faulty DNA to cure genetic disease in mice

A team of MIT researchers has successfully cured a rare genetic liver disease in mice by "editing" the DNA to correct the mutated gene.

By 23 April 2014


Peel back the layers on the biology of an egg

Appliance Science takes a look at what makes up that most humble of kitchen staples, the common egg.

By 16 June 2015


'Jurassic World' is dumb dino-fun, but not such a clever girl (spoiler-free review)

The new sequel to Steven Spielberg's beloved blockbuster is all-out dinosaur war. Read on for our thoughts.

By 11 June 2015


11 kinds of chameleon found masquerading as a single species

Chameleons in Madagascar previously thought to all belong to a single species have actually turned out to be 11 separate ones.

By 27 May 2015


Caffeine may help men wake up in more ways than one (wink, wink)

The latest study on the magic, wake-up juice found that men who drink two to three cups of coffee a day may be able to reduce their risk of erectile dysfunction by 42 percent.

By 21 May 2015