This Teen Translated a Bible Verse Into DNA and Injected It Into Himself
Will bioengineering become the hot new teen trend?
Half-Assed Solar Geoengineering Is Worse Than Climate Change Itself
A cautionary tale for messing with the environment.
Bacteria Can Now Be Programmed Like a Computer
It could lead the way to cancer-hunting nanobots.
‘Urban Biomining’ Could Be Used to Print Electronics on Earth and Beyond
Synthetic biology meets smart manufacturing.
In the Future We’ll Grow Body Parts From Plants
Mad scientists recently got human heart cells to beat on spinach leaves.
Trust Your Gut
Can We Turn Our Intuition Into a Real-Life Superpower?
US military scientists are trying to identify where "gut feelings" come from in an effort to create the perfect soldiers.
Watch Genetically Modified Zika-Fighting Mosquitoes Released From a Van
Like an ice-cream truck—one that distributes genetically-modified, disease-fighting insects instead of sweet treats.
Genetic Editing Could Cause the Next Cold War
If China pursues human genetic enhancement and the US retreats under a conservative government, it could create a divide between the modified and the not, sewing the seeds of global conflict.
More Powerful Enzymes Could Help Plants Save the World from Climate Change
Stronger plants could make for a carbon sequestration strategy within reach of everyone.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
To Make a Heart from Scratch, First Build a Robot Stingray
Researchers eventually want to make hybrid hearts for human patients.
Sci-Fi Vlog Tells an Anatomically Strange Story of Body Parts
Filmmaker and visual artist Floris Kaayk explores science fiction as online storytelling in 'The Modular Body.'
The Clever Evolutionary Engineering That Keeps Penguins Ice-Free
Understanding this prerequisite to the penguin lifestyle has proven difficult, but Chinese researchers now have some answers.