What is the big deal about CRISPR?

What you need to know.

Researchers find 6,500 genes expressed differently in men and women

The genes, it’s all in the genes.

CRISPR can be used to test for Zika and cancer quickly and cheaply

One test can cost 0.61 cents to make.

Experiment mimicked Earth’s early atmosphere hit by extraterrestrial impact. It produced all four RNA bases

A classic science experiment was revisited to explore the origin of life.

Sleeping around makes it hard to speciate by mixing genes, paper shows

I don’t even want to speciate.

Want to know why you are a “night owl”?

It’s heritable.

Men trophy hunt to show off to the ladies, new research found

Please don’t do it with these people, ladies.

Genetic ‘typos’ may be a more powerful driver of cancer in humans than environmental factors


Are you socially anxious? It might be your genes’ fault

It’s all in the serotonin.

Why we shouldn’t bring back the mammoth and other extinct animals

Ice Age Park would be cool, but…

New gene discovery could rid Dalmatians of a respiratory disease

Only Cruella de Vil wouldn’t be happy.

Researchers complete 30% of the synthetic yeast chromosome — synthetic life is just around the corner

Immense potential in a small cell.

The price of a lab-grown burger is now $11.36 — down from $325,000

Lab meat is becoming a pretty interesting prospect.

Woolly mammoths suffered genomic meltdown right before extinction

They were cuter and silkier… but less adapted to a harsh environment.

Operating system and a movie, among others, stored in DNA with no errors. The method can pack 215 petabytes of data in a single gram of DNA

A huge breakthrough might help solve our growing ‘big data’ storage problem.

Scientists engineer mosquitoes that could stop malaria spread

A mosquito with a gene that blocks the malaria parasite has been created in the laboratory, a new research reports.

Protein levels determine whether you’re a blond or a brunette, study shows

Even the tiniest DNA changes could have a crucial impact on our genome,

What doesn’t kill you does, in fact, make you stronger, new study indicates

A new research has found why brief bodily stresses are good for your health and longevity.

Resurrected drug could help us better fight viruses

Stanford researchers are proposing something different: they want to boost our body’s defense systems instead of targeting the virus.

NASA’s twin astronaut study shows living in space can change our biology

An unusual, one of a kind study reveals the strange influence living in space has on our genes.