A U.S. synthetic-biology conglomerate plans to begin marketing genetically modified apples this fall but won’t label them as GMOs. The so-called Arctic apples are genetically altered to suppress browning and may be offered for sale as bagged…
The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a team of researchers in Portland, Oregon, MIT Technology Review has learned. The effort, led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science…
The maker of the world’s first commercial artificial retina, which provides partial sight to people with a certain form of blindness, is launching a clinical trial for a brain implant designed to restore vision to more patients….
A revolutionary cancer therapy that uses genetically engineered immune cells has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, ushering in a new era of cancer treatment. The FDA calls the treatment, made by Novartis, the “first gene therapy” in the …Continue reading
At 24, Benjamin Dupree has outlived many people with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. It was diagnosed 15 years ago, after he struggled to get up the stairs without using the banister. Doctors say the disease is terminal, but they tell you less about …Continue reading
In what appears to be the first successful hack of a software program using DNA, researchers say malware they incorporated into a genetic molecule allowed them to take control of a computer used to analyze it.
Terri Bryant was working at a cheese factory in 2000 when she injured the delicate, rubbery discs between her spinal bones. That was the start of her chronic pain. Two years later, she had back surgery and started regularly taking fentanyl,…
It looks like a real heart. It moves like a real heart. And while it won’t be taking over the job of a real heart any time soon, it does hint at a future of smaller and more human-like artificial organs.
What if tiny, naturally occurring bubbles emitted by cells could be harnessed as a powerful way to treat the most lethal cancers? Scientists are trying to do that for pancreatic cancer, a largely incurable disease.
Scientists have demonstrated that they can use a crop spray to silence genes in plants, rendering the plants resistant to a virus for several weeks. A team at the University of Queensland in Australia has developed a technique that allows it to …Continue reading