Plants Fight for Their Lives
As arable land disappears, a genetic tweak might secure the world’s food supply.
The Rise of RNA Therapeutics
DNA mutations are hard to fix. Scientists are trying another approach.
Data Crunchers to the Rescue
Genetic diseases that puzzle lab scientists are being solved by quantitative biologists.
How Genetic Mutations Turned the Coronavirus Deadly
Tracing the path of a pandemic.
How Your Body Knows What Time It Is
Uncovering the molecules that keep our mind and body in a daily rhythm.
The John, Paul, George, and Ringo of Genes
A pictorial map of the genes that unite all life.
Aging Is a Communication Breakdown
Genes that can’t express themselves may be hallmarks of cancer.
Gene Drives Reach Mammals
A new genetic technology that can quickly change entire populations gets broader.
It’s the End of the Gene As We Know It
We are not nearly as determined by our genes as once thought.
What’s Wrong with Bananas
How industrial agriculture stole sex from our most important fresh fruit crop.