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.
Hope your week went well. It might have changed your genetics.
Does the data we produce serve us, or vice versa?
A short genetic history of one of the most profound dimensions of human identity.
The geneticist Siddhartha Mukherjee discusses the influence of modern genetics on our ideas of chance and fate.
We are not nearly as determined by our genes as once thought.