All US states take pinpricks of blood from newborns to test for diseases. New Jersey stores them for decades and may allow them to be used in police investigations. ..
For the first time, researchers are testing an approach that involves replacing a mutated gene in the inner ears of children with severe hearing loss. ..
The comprehensive collection of 21 studies attempts to map all the brain’s cell types and offers hope of one day being able to trace brain diseases to their ..
Police are hosting events to collect DNA samples that can help solve missing persons cases. But when people put their DNA in a commercial database, it can used ..
Microbiologist Andrew Hessel believes in the power of synthetic biology to cure cancer, clone ourselves for the future—or to even destroy humanity. ..
With constructs built entirely from stem cells, researchers can revolutionize scientific understanding of human development. But how close is too close? ..
Millions of years ago, retroviruses invaded the human genome. Today some of these viral remnants threaten the developing embryo, while others fight to defend ..