Instead of cutting out chunks of the genome to disable malfunctioning genes, base editing makes a smaller, more precise swap. ..
For years, researchers thought characteristics like weight and education had shared genetic roots. The real answer might lie in how people choose to pair ..
The technique had largely been limited to editing patients’ cells in the lab. New research shows promise for treating diseases more directly. ..
The project will match the victims’ DNA to that of their descendants—but uses a genealogy website that can be accessed by law enforcement. ..
By studying how electric organs arose in different lineages of fish, scientists gain new insights into a long-standing question of evolutionary biology. ..
Researchers have found a new way to keep records of when a cell’s genes turn on and off—by harnessing systems that bacteria already use for self-defense. ..
Instead of deleting genes, epigenetic editing modulates their activity. A new paper tests if it’s able to undo a genetic effect of early alcohol exposure. ..
In theory, the building blocks of life are possible with a more expansive code than three-letter codons. New work shows that would be a challenge. ..
The nation follows the UK in permitting mitochondrial donation, which aims to prevent the transmission of rare but often fatal conditions. ..