Biotechnology

Biotechnology is the industry that uses the molecules of life (DNA, RNA, and proteins mostly) to treat and diagnose disease. We report on the latest biomedical science and technological research.

Biotechnology

Genome engineers made more than 13,000 CRISPR edits in a single cell

A team at George Church’s Harvard lab wants to redesign species with large-scale DNA changes.

Biotechnology

CRISPR experts are calling for a global moratorium on heritable gene editing

Some of the biggest names in gene editing want to stop anyone from playing around with cells that pass on changes to the next generation.

Biotechnology

23andMe thinks polygenic risk scores are ready for the masses, but experts aren’t so sure

A new genetic test that estimates your risk for diabetes is probably less useful than standing on a scale.

Biotechnology

Stick-on sensors will let premature babies get the skin contact they need

Babies born too soon have to be closely monitored, but all that equipment stops parents from getting close. A new wireless sensor could help.

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