Chinese Scientists Used CRISPR to Make a New Species With 'One Giant Chromosome'
For the last 20 million years, the species of yeast used to brew beer has had 16 chromosomes. Now scientists have created a new species with just one.
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.
It’s Happening: US Scientists Reportedly Made a Genetically Modified Human Embryo
Neill Blomkamp’s Latest Short Film ‘Zygote’ Is Pure Biological Horror
The latest release from Oats Studios stars Dakota Fanning and takes place in a gritty, dangerous futuristic mining outpost.
This Documentary Wants to Teach People About GMOs, But Experts Call It Propaganda
“We’re pro-science and we’re anti-fringe,” says ‘Food Evolution’ director Scott Hamilton Kennedy—but his critics are calling him a corporate shill.
Everyone's Favorite Gene Editor Can Now Detect Infections
We love you, CRISPR.
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.
MIT Develops Portable Device That Spits Out Drugs On-Demand
The new microbioreactor could be big news for medicine in the developing world.
Americans Are Afraid of Biohacking, Even When It’s Good For You
A new survey from Pew Research Center underscores America’s technophobia.
A Bioethicist Argues for Engineering Babies That Will Have an Easy Life
Bioethicist Julian Savulescu reckons there's nothing wrong with genetically engineering a child that'll have it easy. In fact, he thinks we're morally obligated.
This Museum Documents All the Ways Man Has Messed With Nature
Pittsburgh's Center for PostNatural History is, according to the museum's curator, "dedicated to living organisms that have been intentionally altered by people."
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