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October 20, 2016
Burns adapting 'The Gene' book into PBS film
Ken Burns is getting back into medicine. The documentarian has acquired the rights to make author Siddhartha Mukherjee's book ...
October 11, 2016
Researchers work to spread prized genes of Yellowstone bison
Researchers have transplanted embryos originating from the bison herd at Yellowstone National Park into female bison in ...
September 28, 2016
Study: As a species, humans inherit murderous tendencies
Evolution and genetics seem to have baked a certain amount of murder into humans as a species, but civilization has tamed ...
September 07, 2016
Report sets research priorities for Biden's cancer moonshot
A new report outlines a scientific roadmap for the White House's cancer "moonshot" initiative — urging research to harness ...
August 26, 2016
SpaceX Dragon returns to Earth with station science, gear
A SpaceX Dragon capsule returned to Earth on Friday with scientific gifts from the International Space Station.
August 17, 2016
Study: Catalog of DNA variations helps find roots of disease
A huge catalog of human DNA is helping researchers find tiny glitches that cause disease, in part by pointing out some false ...
August 01, 2016
Study points way to finding genes affecting depression risk
In a key advance for the study of depression, a comprehensive scan of human DNA has turned up the apparent hiding places of ...
July 28, 2016
Testing confirms new, rarely seen whale in Pacific Ocean
Genetic tests confirm that a mysterious, unnamed species of beaked whale only rarely seen alive by Japanese fishermen roams ...
July 27, 2016
ALS-related gene found with help from Ice Bucket Challenge
The ALS Association is crediting money raised through the Ice Bucket Challenge for the discovery of a gene's connection to ...
July 26, 2016
Severe birth defects not as lethal as docs once said: Study
Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear the grim words that the severe birth defects were "incompatible ...
July 20, 2016
Group clones California's huge trees to fight climate change
At the foot of a giant sequoia in California's Sierra Nevada, two arborists stepped into harnesses then inched up ropes more ...
July 06, 2016
Protesters disrupt Senate vote on genetically modified food
Protesters briefly disrupted the Senate Wednesday, tossing paper money from the visitors' gallery and chanting, "The Senate ...
June 29, 2016
New laws on abortion set to take effect around the country
New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of ...
June 23, 2016
Senators reach deal on GMO labeling
Senators have a bipartisan deal to require labeling of genetically modified ingredients nationally, a week before a labeling ...
June 08, 2016
Malaria-proof mosquito? Tool promising but needs more study
A powerful new technology holds the promise of rapidly altering genes to make malaria-proof mosquitoes, eliminate their ...
June 02, 2016
Scientists propose project that includes making human DNA
Scientists proposed a long-term project Thursday that involves creating DNA blueprints for making human beings, a prospect ...
May 31, 2016
Sisters diagnosed weeks apart fight breast cancer together
Two Utah sisters grew up in the same bedroom, went to the same college, worked for almost a decade at the same company and ...
May 18, 2016
Database launched to gather, study DNA from Midwestern twins
Researchers who study how genes and the environment influence people's health are hoping that twins who live in the Midwest ...
May 13, 2016
Fight over GMO labeling law moves to Vermont
A federal judge in Delaware says a legal battle between the Dupont Co. and Vermont officials over genetically modified foods ...