A genomics institute in China plans to bring a brand new kind of pet into the world -- customizable mini-pigs.
For the first time, researchers create a new organism based on E. coli that passes along artificially engineered DNA.
Commentary: CNET's Eric Mack speaks with Transhumanist Party candidate Zoltan Istvan about America's cyborg future and finds himself hesitant to join the borg so soon.
A high-tech diagnostic method could speed identification of the virus, a key factor in combating epidemics.
The Egyptian government has given permission for a radar scan of the tomb of Pharaoh Tutankhamun...and therein lies a tale.
A French team plans to wake up its second ancient virus in two years to study its genetic structure. Have these scientists never seen a zombie movie?
The first draft of a new "tree of life" contains every named species of flora and fauna known from over 3.5 billion years of life on Earth.
In exchange for sperm donations, health institutions around China are offering enough money to buy Apple's latest smartphone, says a report.
A team of MIT researchers has successfully cured a rare genetic liver disease in mice by "editing" the DNA to correct the mutated gene.
Decreased brain volume in pot users may have more to do with genetic predisposition than casual use, a study says. Is that why stoners remember what time "SpongeBob SquarePants" airs?