New methods are making it easier than ever to produce life-saving vaccines—and life-taking viruses that humanity is not prepared to fight.
Most advanced-stage cancers mutate, resisting drugs meant to kill them. Now doctors are harnessing the principles of evolution to thwart that lethal adaptation.
An investigator set out to discover the source of one scammy robocall. Turns out, his target made them by the millions.
Two decades ago, a new form of genetic testing helped send a man to prison. But the case exposed the limits of using complicated forensics
Banishing zombies and tracking down Russia propaganda—on the front lines with the social site’s volunteer army.
Authorities in Pakistan use stringent laws to prosecute blasphemy—even “crimes” as innocuous as liking a post on Facebook. Vigilantes have been known to murder the
Among both scientists and laypeople, DNA is a language, one which we “read,” “write,” and “edit.” The metaphor may distort our understanding of genetics.
Horn-free? Yup. Heat-tolerant? Sure. Flu-proof? Of course. Gene editing aims to make our food supply kinder and more efficient. But it’s struggling to leave the
For software engineers, lack of friction is an aesthetic joy, an emotional high, the ideal existential state. It’s what drives them—and shapes our world.
When you work inside people’s homes, things can quickly go from too friendly to creepy to outright sexual harassment.