'Water Bear' protein could shield human DNA from radiation
Scientists mapped the microscopic creature's genome to discover how they survive harsh climates.
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.
Human-made bacteria has the tiniest genome ever
This artificial lifeform has a mere 473 genes.
Scientists decode the bedbug's genes to help kill it
Understanding its genome could lead to better pest control.
Scientists turn to crowdfunding to safeguard black rhino DNA
Crowdfunding isn't just useful for getting clever inventions off the ground... it could also save...
DNA sequencing shows how woolly mammoths got that way
In what is being called the "most comprehensive" study of its kind, a team from the University of...
Human gene sequencing gets an official yardstick
Gene sequencing, once a rare feat, is pretty common these days... but how do you know that your DN...
Epic Games challenges VR devs to make sense of big data
We've seen a handful of neat ways to visualize big data and make it useful, and the folks behind U...
NIH bans funding for genetic engineering of human embryos
Researchers from Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China made headlines late last month upon an...