This response, marked by cooperation and in-country capability, may be the model for the years ahead, as scientists from both Broad in the US and Nigeria believe the chances are high of emerging virus outbreaks occurring more frequently.

Quick Read

The studies that link genetic markers with disease focus largely on white European populations, and neglect other races and ethnicities, according to an analysis published in the journal Cell on Thursday.

Quick Read

Donald Cline must have thought no one would ever know. Then DNA testing came along.

Quick Read

Will it be useful? As more people get genetic testing to assess their risk of getting cancers and other serious conditions, diabetes has been almost entirely left out — largely because of the difficulty of developing a useful test

Quick Read

Chemist Floyd Romesberg, who has created his own unnatural base pairs, biologist Jef Boeke, who is working to create a synthetic yeast genome, and bioethicist Debra Mathews talk about how altered genomes could be used for creating novel medicines and fuels—and whether this is considered a new form of life

Quick Read

We eat mutations every day. All the vegetables, grains, fruits and meat humans consume as part of their diet is jam-packed with DNA speckled with mutations and beneficial variations

Quick Read

Three government institutions in China, including the nation’s science ministry, may have funded the “CRISPR babies” study that led to the birth last November of two genetically modified twin girls, according to documents reviewed by STAT

Quick Read

The results of a consumer genetic test identified the mother of the man whose donated sperm was used to conceive Danielle Teuscher’s daughter. Legal warnings soon followed

Quick Read