Scientists want to rewrite the entire human genome, from scratch
What if we could rewrite our entire genetic code to make us invincible against viruses?
Scientists finally get a look at enzyme that protects DNA
We finally have a detailed picture of an enzyme that could play a key role in fighting both aging and cancer
Linking genes to depression could revolutionize treatment
Saying something is “genetic” used to be a fatalistic diagnosis. But with modern medicine, it could be the key to...
23andMe can (finally) tell you about your genetic cancer risk
23andMe has won the right to tell you what your genes say about you. It's a landmark legal achievement that could...
Stem cells give paralyzed man movement
Could an injection of embryonic stem cells into the spinal cord reverse paralysis?
Erasing your DNA
Is a spray that can mask your DNA the frontier of personal privacy or a tool for criminals?
This week in ideas: Embryonic people-pigs, the glories of the Hubble Telescope, and American cyber-security
A step toward human organs in animal embryos, the Hubble Telescope was a game changer, and Americans aren't doing...
Karen Aiach on doing the impossible
When Karen Aiach decided to quit her finance job in 2005 in order to find a cure for the rare genetic disease that...
The promise of gene therapy
When Karen was told her daughter had an incurable disease, she started a gene therapy company to find a cure.