genetics

CRISPR

Chinese CRISPR Scientist Who Allegedly Edited Infants’ Genes Is Reportedly Missing

Local Chinese media says the controversial scientist has been placed under “house arrest” by a Shenzhen university which has since denied the claim.
Sarah Emerson
12.4.18
DNA/IDK

Researchers Edited Mice Genes to Stop Them from Dreaming

The molecular mechanisms behind sleep were largely a mystery until now.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.28.18
lost dogs

The Mysterious Disappearance of North America's First Dogs

When people migrated to North America some 10,000 years ago, they brought their canine companions with them.
Becky Ferreira
7.6.18
DNA Hoax

A Sketchy DNA Testing Service Said Dogs Had First Nations Ancestry

Are Canadians using this DNA laboratory to claim First Nations tax exemptions?
Sarah Emerson
6.14.18
HOTY2017

The Teenager Who Sent An Experiment to Space and Dreams of Visiting Mars

Alia Almansoori won a competition to have her experiment sent to the International Space Station, but she's not capping her ambitions at low Earth orbit.
Kaleigh Rogers
1.9.18
HOTY2017

This Agronomist Is Safeguarding the World’s Seeds

Åsmund Asdal coordinates with gene banks to preserve thousands of seed varieties in a safely guarded Nordic vault.
Rebecca Flowers
1.3.18
FOIA

'Nature' Editorial Juxtaposes FOIA Email Release With Illegal Hacking

One of science's most important publications assumes science journalists don't know how to do their jobs.
Jason Koebler & Sarah Emerson
12.8.17
genetic sequencing

One of Earth's Largest Living Organisms Is About to Have Its Genome Sequenced

Scientists will sequence the genomes of the coast redwood and giant sequoia.
Kate Lunau
9.26.17
Dear Future

The Dawn of a 'Transgenic Wilderness' Is Upon Us

Genetically modified hybrid animals could rehabilitate ecosystems that have been harmed by human development.
Becky Ferreira
9.20.17
Dear Future

‘Placenta-on-a-Chip’ Technology Will Let Scientists Research Neonatal Diseases Without Using Human Fetuses

Scientists have made breakthroughs in simulating the human body on a microchip.
Claire Downs
9.12.17
CRISPR

Prominent Geneticists Question the Results of Human Embryo Editing Experiment

Some of the world's best geneticists say they need more proof before we welcome our designer baby future.
Tanya Basu
9.1.17
teens in space

A Teen’s International Space Station Experiment Will Help Us Colonize Mars

15-year-old Alia Almansoori got to watch her experiment get launched into space Monday.
Kaleigh Rogers
8.15.17
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