“This bill maximizes the nation’s investment in basic research, and helps boost U.S. competitiveness, creates jobs and spurs new business and industries”
CRISPR may be used to repair a gene that has a deficient product, such as an enzyme or receptor, or alter code that merely suggests of risk. Ideas on how to use it change hourly. The method is here to last. The ethics will only get more fraught.
Trials conducted in Guinea, one of the West African countries most affected by an outbreak of Ebola that ended this year, show it offers 100% protection. The vaccine is now being fast-tracked for regulatory approval.
Face2Gene takes advantage of the fact that so many genetic conditions have a tell-tale “face”—a unique constellation of features that can provide clues to a potential diagnosis. It is just one of several new technologies taking advantage of how quickly modern computers can analyze, sort, and find patterns across huge reams of data.
Every single state and every single city in the Lower 48 states was warmer than normal in 2016.
Adjustments to correct for inhomogeneities in sea surface temperatures in recent years have a large impact on the resulting decadal-scale global temperature trends. Assessing the effectiveness of these adjustments is critical to improving our understanding of the structure of modern climate changes and the extent to which trends in recent periods may have been anomalous with respect to longer-term warming.
They interviewed senior physicians from Planned Parenthood, who spoke bluntly about their provision of fetal tissue from legal abortions for medical research
Researchers have now used images captured by an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to map barley fields and determine which rows of plants are most in need of water
House Republicans have reversed themselves and restored the current rules of the Office of Congressional Ethics
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Some states require women seeking abortions to be counseled that they might develop mental health problems. Now a new study, considered to be the most rigorous to look at the question in the United States, undermines that claim.
Last week a provocative leaked memo hinted at another likely element of the incoming administration’s plan for weakening climate regulations: tweaking an obscure but increasingly utilized economic measure that tallies the costs and benefits of controlling carbon pollution.
Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner David A. Kessler has called the failure to recognize the dangers of painkillers one of the biggest mistakes in modern medicine.
In a year of political turmoil and shock, science, too, came up with surprises. To document some of these wonders, photographers roamed the world, revealing objects from the microscopic to the cosmic in scale.
If we’re going to feed them and us, responsibly and healthfully, vegetables are not the answer.
The data are the first to quantify the risks to women infected at different times during pregnancy, and they seem to confirm that they are highest early in pregnancy.
Aleppo would go down in history as one of the great failures of the international community to halt human rights abuses.
Many attendees of the annual World Stem Cell Summit (WSCS) here took a victory lap.
So have Ohio lawmakers made the right bet on what will happen once Trump is in the White House — namely, that a new Supreme Court lineup could overturn Roe?
The discovery of the black-hole firewall paradox — one of the most confounding puzzles to emerge in physics in recent years — has bagged its co-founder a share of one of this year’s US$3-million Breakthrough Prizes.
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The goal is to create pig islets that the human immune system won’t recognize as foreign, so they can be transplanted into people.
This new memory state could have a range of practical implications, from helping college students learn more efficiently to assisting people with memory-related neurological conditions.
Poor diets are responsible for more of the global burden of ill health than sex, drugs, alcohol and tobacco combined.
United Kingdom may soon become the first country to explicitly permit the birth of children from embryos modified to contain three people’s DNA.
Scientists have now pinpointed the three genes that cause so-called “uncombable hair syndrome”
$4.8 billion over the next decade for a set of research initiatives, including brain and cancer research and efforts to develop so-called precision medicine treatments
Brazil has been bogged down in a recession for more than two years but one business is still growing. Fast food.
Vaccinations against malaria will begin in sub-Saharan Africa in 2018, the World Health Organization announced
Immune cells from low-ranking monkeys were less effective at fighting the infection.
A new language of carbon recognizes the material and quality of carbon so that we can imagine and implement new ways forward
91% of new infections in the 15- to 19-year-old group were in adolescent girls.