Carbon sequestration could slow or reverse human emissions—and nothing is better at sequestration than a green plant.
Computational biology is uncovering the immune system’s tricks for identifying foreign invaders.
We need a diversity of crops to adapt to Earth’s changing climate.
Using data-mining techniques, doctors have discovered dozens of anti-tumor drugs hiding in plain sight.
Palm oil is an environmental scourge. Plant biology has a solution.
Genetic analysis reveals a complex tale of migrations and cross-species trysts in our human past
As scientists grapple with the global pandemic, preprint servers let information be free—and fast
Genetic engineering will bring us new Bolts and Shaqs.
Genes that can’t express themselves may be hallmarks of cancer.
Vertical farming could make agriculture more robust and sustainable. To unlock that potential, scientists are redesigning crops for urban life.
A pervasive, pernicious virus has evaded vaccine developers for decades. By getting a clear look at its protective shell, they might finally know how to defeat it.
By tapping into life’s algorithms, scientists are finding elegant solutions to some of the hardest problems in computer science.
Half of your genome started out as an infection; if left unchecked, some parts of it can turn deadly all over again.
Computational biology is exposing hidden patterns of evolution and disease in our DNA
New fossil evidence shows sophisticated thought began earlier than we thought.
How genes influence the animal palate.