Scientists Dosed an Artificial Brain With Meth
Organ Chip models enable researchers to directly observe physiological processes and responses.
This Food Scientist Wants to Save Lives With a Hypoallergenic Peanut
Hortense Dodo has pioneered a process for engineering safer peanuts that can prevent deadly reactions.
The Manual We Use to Diagnose Mental Illness Is Unreliable and Confusing
“Concentration difficulty” appears as a symptom of depression, anxiety, ADHD, and PTSD.
Hacked E. Coli Shows the Promise of Programmable Biology
Researchers turn living cells into biological sensing and computing platforms.
Was It Wrong for Scientists to Create a Pig-Human Hybrid Embryo?
Scientists at the Salk Institute in California have created a part-human, part-pig embryo. Bioethicist Arthur Caplan told us about the ethical concerns involved in mixing human and animal DNA.
With Wool and Down Off the Table, What the Heck Do Vegans Wear in the Winter?
Biotech is quickly advancing the world of textiles to give vegans animal-free options to stay cozy.
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.
Why Is The FBI Reaching Out To Student Bioengineers?
America's top investigative agency is looking to stop bioterror before it happens.
CRISPR Co-Creator Isn’t Super Psyched About the J. Lo ‘CRISPR’ Show
Jennifer Doudna, one of the pioneers of the gene-editing technique, responds.
This Startup Is Making Cow-Free Cow’s Milk Because Vegan Ice Cream Sucks
Perfect Day Foods uses 3D-printed milk DNA to brew real cow’s milk, without the cow.
Chemical Hacking Lets Skin Cells Beat as Heart Cells
... and function as neurons.