No designer babies, but gene editing to avoid disease? Maybe

Feb 14, 2017

Altering human heredity sounds sci-fi, but a major new ethics report is leaving open the possibility that one day scientists might try that to fight some serious genetic diseases

Middleton plant laboratory turned into crop research center

Feb 4, 2017

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has turned a $10 million commercial biotechnology plant laboratory in Middleton into the hub of a new crop research center

Genes may help grocery tomatoes catch up to heirloom taste

Jan 26, 2017

Scientists have figured out how to add much needed taste to the bland, mass-produced grocery tomato

Volunteers get bit to test new strategy for malaria vaccine

Jan 4, 2017

Researchers create vaccine using living malaria parasites stripped of genes that make people sick

Study: As a species, humans inherit murderous tendencies

Sep 28, 2016

A new study finds that evolution and genetics seems to have baked a certain level of murder into humans as a species, but civilization has tamed some of that 'inherited' savage beast in us

Human DNA tied mostly to single exodus from Africa long ago

Sep 21, 2016

New research suggests that the genetic ancestry of people living outside Africa can be traced almost completely to a single exodus of humans from that continent long ago

Monsanto, Bayer officials defend proposed $66 billion merger

Sep 20, 2016

Top officials for Monsanto and Bayer defended their proposed $66 billion merger before skeptical senators on Tuesday

Report sets research priorities for Biden's cancer moonshot

Sep 7, 2016

A new report outlines a scientific roadmap for the White House's cancer "moonshot" initiative _ urging research to harness the power of immune-based therapy, and to better tailor treatment by helping more patients get their tumors genetically profiled

SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth with station science, gear

Aug 26, 2016

A SpaceX Dragon capsule is back on Earth with scientific gifts from the International Space Station

Study: Catalog of DNA variations helps find roots of disease

Aug 17, 2016

A huge catalog of human DNA is helping researchers find tiny glitches that cause disease, in part by pointing out some false leads

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