For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.
A team of MIT researchers has successfully cured a rare genetic liver disease in mice by "editing" the DNA to correct the mutated gene.
From CNET Magazine: An XPrize competition aims to turn a 50-year-old science fiction concept into a powerful medical device that's accessible to all.
For the first time, scientists have confirmed that climate change affects the sex determination process of Australian bearded dragons in the wild.
Technically Incorrect: Hate to tell you, boys, but you get a bum deal from your mum when it comes to some of your DNA, and that can make you more susceptible than your sisters to fatal diseases.
Some West African chimps enjoy taking a sip of grandma's cough medicine by sucking alcoholic sap from leaves and even drinking enough to get visibly intoxicated.
A team of researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital has grown a rat limb in a lab -- paving the way forward for bioengineered human transplants.
Being a morning person or a night owl could be genetic, suggests a study based on the habits of fruit flies. Waiter, there's a fly in my coffee!
Chameleons in Madagascar previously thought to all belong to a single species have actually turned out to be 11 separate ones.
After years of research, a team of scientists has synthesised spider silk in a laboratory setting.