How to find hidden cancers? Doctors try glowing dyes

Mar 14, 2018

Researchers are testing fluorescent dyes that make cancer cells glow to make them easier for surgeons to find, giving patients a better shot at survival

Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

Feb 20, 2018

Researchers say they're working to use DNA to identify whether a human bone recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck belongs to the infamous pirate Samuel 'Black Sam' Bellamy

Medical examiner taps DNA science to find missing persons

Feb 18, 2018

Medical examiner collects DNA samples to help families find remains of missing loved ones across the country

Scientists aim at joint injuries that can trigger arthritis

Feb 7, 2018

Ankle, knee injuries can lead to arthritis even in younger adults, and animal research points to possible future protection

Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

Jan 3, 2018

DNA of an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

Nov 29, 2017

Scientists used artificial DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria that produces novel proteins, a step toward designer drug development

Feeling old? DNA supports an early evolution of our species

Sep 28, 2017

A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a lot older than scientists had shown

Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health

Sep 25, 2017

U.S. researchers want to study 1 million people to learn how genes, environments and lifestyles interact, so they can better tailor health care

Science Says: DNA test results may not change health habits

Aug 17, 2017

People who get DNA test results about their risk of disease often don't change their health habits

5 researchers share $500,000 prize for work on gene editing

Aug 15, 2017

Five researchers will share a $500,000 medical prize for their roles in developing a ground-breaking gene-editing tool that lets scientists alter the DNA of living cells

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