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

This girl’s dramatic story shows hyper-personalized medicine is possible—and costly

Doctors say gene medicine tailored to a single person can work, but it still costs millions.

photo of Mila, Julia and Azlan from 2 years ago
Biotechnology

CRISPR could help us cure sickle-cell disease. But patients are wary.

How accessible would a cure be to the people who need it?

Micrograph of sickle cells
Biotechnology

Meet the “artificial embryos” being called uncanny and spectacular

Researchers are getting close to manufacturing viable human embryos from stem cells. They say there needs to be a law against turning them into people.

Biotechnology

Doctors have put human livers in suspended animation

Supercooling organs could save the lives of people on transplant waiting lists.

photo of a human liver during machine perfusion while it is being preconditioned with protective agents for supercooled storage
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