FDA takes new look at homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies, sold largely over the counter, are classified as drugs that–for now–can be marketed without
Study of gay brothers may confirm X chromosome link to homosexuality
A genetic study of 409 pairs of brothers supports a controversial hypothesis.
The Plan to Bring the Iconic Passenger Pigeon Back From Extinction
Researchers want to revive a species we wiped out. The technical challenges are immense, and the ethical questions are slipper
U.S. senators advance biomedical innovation bills
Health committee struggles to pass a companion to the House’s mammoth 21st Century Cures bill.
Proposed fetal tissue ban raises alarm for Wisconsin researchers
Scientists say limiting the use of fetal tissue from abortions would stifle progress in disease research.
Gene-editing revives hopes for transplanting pig organs into people
CRISPR method destroys potentially harmful DNA sequences at 62 sites in the pig genome.
Scientists to build human genome from scratch
The Human Genome Project–Write (HGP-write) aims to synthesize entire genomes from their chemical components.
Four synthetic biology inventions that flummox the feds
So you’ve made a new product with genetic engineering, and are eager to sell it in the United States. Who signs off?
Can your mobile phone make you healthier?
Harnessing the self-tracking trend to promote healthier behavior is far from a sure bet.
Florida voters to weigh in on GM mosquito releases
Oxitec’s lab-engineered mosquitoes have drawn controversy. What are the scientific issues?