Scientists held a secret meeting to debate creating synthetic human genes
At stake: the potential to eventually create a human life without the need for parents.
Researchers use light and genes to fight cancer
Optogenetics can prevent or even reverse tumor growth.
Gene editing discovery might treat many more diseases
It's now possible to reliably modify individual DNA letters.
Mutants exist and are fighting lethal diseases
But the 13 individuals found to have this power will never know.
HIV resists attempts to cripple it with gene editing
There may be a workaround for neutering the virus, but it won't be easy.
Human-made bacteria has the tiniest genome ever
This artificial lifeform has a mere 473 genes.
Blind woman may see thanks to gene therapy and light
Optogenetics are getting their first proper test in humans.
Gene test spots all known inherited heart conditions
You may never have to wonder about heart problems in the future.
Scientists decode the bedbug's genes to help kill it
Understanding its genome could lead to better pest control.