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I write about the brain and other strange natural phenomena.
The genomic pioneer bares his genetic code to the world.
Ongoing, large-scale genetic studies of mood disorders could help researchers understand and treat these devastating diseases.
A set of genes found in marine microorganisms can endow common bacteria with the ability to generate energy from light.
Banana-scented bacteria, engineered to order, are just one offering at this weekend’s International Genetically Engineered Machine competition.
Scientists have identified a gene that just might be the key to the unique evolution of the human brain.
A neural implant allows paralyzed patients to control computers and robotic arms – and, maybe one day, their own limbs.
Scientists want to adopt a set of declarations to improve the security of research that uses DNA synthesis. A proponent discusses the whys and wherefores of this effort.
Researchers develop a simple way to test whether patients who appear unresponsive truly are.
The technique could ultimately offer a way to make electronic medical records more useful.
Two steps forward and one step back for stem cells, genome sequencing to diagnose disease, and the creation of artificial life.