A 21-gene test performed on tumours could enable most patients with the most common type of early breast cancer to safely forgo chemotherapy, according to a landmark study.
Disruptive science can have a significant impact outside of our own domains of research and into our personal lives. Keeping abreast of these developments can help prepare and inspire.
Researchers have devised a magnetic control system to make tiny DNA-based robots move on demand, and much faster than recently possible.
Starting about 7,000 years ago, and extending over the next two millennia, recent studies suggest, the genetic diversity of men—specifically, the diversity of their Y chromosomes—collapsed.
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters, which is one of the world’s richest science awards in the world, have announced its award will go to three discoverers of the genome-editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9.
U.S. regulators have put a halt on a clinical trial planned to use CRISPR technology on sickle-cell patients due to ‘unspecified questions’, CRISPR Therapeutics said on Wednesday.
Researchers who’ve created a kidney-on-a-chip explain why these kinds of devices are an improvement over traditional ways to test new drugs.
A team of researchers has unveiled a novel statistical algorithm, capable of identifying potential disease genes in a more accurate and cost-effective way.
Japanese scientists now have permission to treat people who have heart disease with cells produced by a revolutionary reprogramming technique, which excites researchers. But some fear the therapy will be rushed to market.
Scientists can be powerful influencers and role models. So there’s reason for concern when the same names and faces dominate coverage and visibility.
Although reprogrammed viruses are commonly used in gene therapy to treat diseases, this virus can do its work without affecting healthy cells.
Fetuses with a specific, rare chromosomal aberration have a 20% risk of developmental or other brain disorder, new research shows. The work could lead to personalised diagnostics and counselling for pregnant women.