US lifts ban on funding research for gene-modified super viruses
It could help some studies, but there are also serious risks.
Genetic engineering creates an unnaturally blue flower
It hints at a future where scientists can customize plants at will.
Scientists revive an extinct virus using off-the-shelf DNA
It's both a blessing and a curse to medical science.
Extremely detailed images of living cells can now be taken over time
The new method allows for nanoscale views for tens of minutes at a time.
DNA in dirt can reveal where human ancestors lived
A new gene detection technique could fill in gaps in our species' history.
Scientists recreate the female menstrual cycle on a chip
It may answer questions on everything from birth control to miscarriages.
ICYMI: Roving robots measure health vitals
It can also take your medical history and instantly update your records.
Ants run on tiny treadmills to help track their behavior
The machines had to be custom-built for the insects.
Gene-altered ants show how animal societies work
Even slight changes in DNA can have a large impact on social behavior.