The gene-editing tool CRISPR could help farmers overcome the challenges of malnutrition. But European legislation has closed the door to that technology.
The Swiss startup OrphAnalytics uses genomics to detect academic fraud and authenticate documents.
Genetic engineering is developing on human embryos, raising both hopes and ethical concerns.
Physician, businessman and writer, France’s Laurent Alexandre brings a range of perspectives to the challenges posed by such new technologies as artificial intelligence.
The ability to modify sequences of DNA with pinpoint precision promises new drugs, healthier livestock and better crops.
Bad nights are disruptive to a person’s life. Fortunately, scientists are constantly learning more about the causes.
You can sleep when you’re dead, they say. In the meantime, though, circadian rhythms are best not tampered with.
You may think you’re resting, but your brain is fulfilling critical tasks from building memories to reinforcing learning to clearing toxins.
We spend one third of our time sleeping, but scientists still don’t know why. A prominent researcher reviews the most likely explanations.
Age is so much more than years elapsed since your date of birth.
Prize-winning French biologist Emmanuelle Charpentier explains her revolutionary discovery.
Thousands of labs and hospitals are eagerly awaiting the portable sequencers that will make bedside genetic analysis a reality.
New technologies and citizen science offer innovative ways to track and quantify emotions. They are uncovering new ingredients in the recipe for happiness.
Already sold in health-food stores as nutritional supplements, micro-organisms could help feed the world if prices came down.