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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.
Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis say it may someday be possible to perform a single test to screen for a wide range of cancer types.
Injecting mouse embryos with a human DNA sequence leads to a marked increase in brain size -- and may provide insights into Alzheimer's.
A Kickstarter project uses ice packs inside a vest with the idea of making your body work harder to keep warm and burn through calories in the process.
The IDNAtity app translates your genetic markers into a unique theme song.
After a project to fund a glowing plant skyrocketed to success, the crowdfunding site quietly added a new rule to its creator guidelines to ban genetically modified organisms.
A history of agriculture is locked away in centuries worth of documents from the British Isles -- if you know how to find it.
A team of international scientists has spent four years painstakingly cataloguing every known living organism in the Southern Ocean.
Can something as subjective as happiness be mathematically quantified? British researchers have formulated an equation that they say can predict moment-to-moment happiness.