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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.
NASA has turned to crowdsourcing for help in its search for embryonic planetary systems that the Hubble can study.
Scientists at Georgia Tech say a new technique for tagging the genome and studying the RNA of a virus could help them discover better antiviral drugs and perhaps even more effective vaccines.
People at risk for suicide don't always show signs of their vulnerability. But a test that can scan biomarkers to predict actual suicidal impulses? While promising, it may go only so far.
British X-ray crystallographer made great strides in our understanding of the molecular makeup of DNA and RNA but missed out on Nobel Prize.
Researchers say a next-gen sequencing approach allows them to subtract the entire human genetic sequence from the genetic material of a blood sample and identify viruses based on what remains.
Researchers have been able to view a strand of DNA through an electron microscope by stringing it between microscopic silicon pillars.
A novel device out of Brown University could lead to the widespread, real-time tracking of influenza.
Researchers miniaturize a more expensive diagnostic test into a single-use microfluidic chip roughly the size of a miscroscope slide.