Rapid DNA Sequencing Tech Breaks the Speed Record

In just 7 hours, 18 minutes, US researchers went from collecting a blood sample to offering a disease diagnosis. This is the result of ultra-rapid DNA sequencing technology paired with massive cloud storage and computing.

Life on Earth might have arisen from RNA-DNA mix

A simple compound called diamidophosphate (DAP), which was plausibly present on Earth before life arose, could have chemically knitted together tiny DNA building blocks called deoxynucleosides into strands of primordial DNA.

Venus' Atmosphere Contains Amino Acids

A team of researchers claims they've discovered the amino acid glycine in Venus' atmosphere. There are about 500 known amino acids, but only 20 are present in the genetic code. Glycine is the simplest of them.

Scientists Fully Sequenced the Human X Chromosome

The sequencing of the human genome was one of the greatest scientific feats of the past century. Now for the first time scientists fully sequenced the human X chromosome.

This Radical New DNA Microscope Reimagines the Cellular World

The new technique, dubbed DNA microscopy, uses only a pipette and some liquid reagents. The results are absolutely breathtaking. Cells shine like stars in a nebula, each pseudo-colored according to their genomic profiles.

A biosynthetic dual-core cell computer

Swiss researchers have now found a way to use biological components to construct a flexible core processor, that accepts different kinds of programming. The processor developed is based on a modified CRISPR-Cas9 system.

Three-person baby born in medical 'revolution'

A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced Thursday the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate.

Scientists Have Made Synthetic DNA With 4 Additional Letters

Research funded by NASA has led to the creation of an entirely new flavor of the DNA double helix, one that has an additional four nucleotide bases. It's being called hachimoji DNA.

GMOs: New Research Shows Unexpected Changes in Plant DNA

The study showed that scientists can determine to what extent surrounding areas of the host DNA have been affected by gene splicing.

Exposure to cannabis alters the genetic profile of sperm

New research suggests men in their child-bearing years should consider how THC could impact their sperm and possibly the children they conceive during periods when they've been using the drug.

First gene-edited babies claimed in China

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies—twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.

New CRISPR Method That 'Skips' Over Gene Sections

Scientists have discovered a new technique that can leave out particular sections of a gene, essentially 'skipping' them. New method, called CRISPR-SKIP, could be used to control how genes are expressed and regulated.

Scientists created AI from DNA

Test tube chemistry using synthetic DNA molecules can be utilized in complex computing tasks to exhibit artificial intelligence

We could reverse aging by removing wrinkles inside our cells

A new discovery about the effects of aging in our cells could allow doctors to cure or prevent diabetes, fatty liver disease and other metabolic diseases—and possibly even turn back the clock on aging itself.

New tool predicts eye, hair and skin color from a DNA sample

An international team has developed a novel tool to accurately predict eye, hair and skin color from human biological material, even a small DNA sample.