For every human cell that is intrinsic to our body, there are about 10 resident microbes.
Genetics continues to make headlines in conservation efforts, even if it’s not the species-saving panacea some hope for.
Stem cells are at risk of becoming “the new snake oil peddled by 21st century charlatans” without better regulation and understanding.
Calls for a biology-based psychiatry are growing louder, but how will genetics fit into this puzzle?
Everyone who lived a thousand years ago who has any descendants today is an ancestor of every European.
Everyone’s least favorite company has seen stories this week highlight its good side.
Even with approval inching ever-closer for the AquAdvantage salmon, the debate about its safety rages on.
A genomics scientists helps lay readers separate the wheat from the chaff when it comes to GMO misinformation.
Hoping to give new meaning to the term “natural light,” a small group of biotech enthusiasts is trying to create glowing plants.
Henry Miller argues that the folks running Whole Foods are misguided at best when it comes to biotech.
Scientists have finally succeeded in harvesting embryonic stem cells from human embryos cloned using the same technique that gave birth to Dolly the Sheep a decade ago. Whether or not this technique is a medical breakthrough or a minor technical milestone is a subject of contention among journalists, but it has stoked a coming ethical firestorm regardless.
The most extreme and ill-informed of the organic advocacy groups are damaging the credibility of the entire organic industry. The continued, willful ignorance of groups like the Organic Consumers Association, is preventing a nuanced discussion of the real potential and limits of both biotech and organic agriculture.