The CRISPR technique can trigger the new material to release drugs or pick up biological signals
Microbes in flowers are crucial to bee diets, and microbiome changes could be starving the insects
A program at the University of Illinois trains indigenous scientists in genomics—in hopes that future work will be aimed at benefiting those communities. Christine Herman reports. ...
The region produces most of the world’s banana exports—and the fungus affects the most popular commercial variety
Patients can pay hundreds to thousands of dollars to screen for genetic health risks
Swabbing infants with mothers’ vaginal bacteria could affect the children’s health, but critics warn of sparse data and high risk
The technology that produced a global scandal in China last year has entered into clinical trials to treat sickle cell anemia and an eye disease
Researchers slowed the approach of greedy gulls by an average of 21 seconds by staring at the birds versus looking elsewhere. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Moving away from meat would reduce fertilizer use, cropland and carbon dioxide emissions. Yet it alone will not save the planet
Astronaut Serena Auñón-Chancellor discusses her experience in microgravity and doing biological experiments in space
A surprising study overturns a common assumption
By killing off many of New Zealand’s endemic birds, humans destroyed 50 million years’ worth of evolutionary history. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Nearly half of bacteria gathered in public settings around the city were resistant to two or more commonly used antibiotics, such as penicillin and erythromycin. Christopher Intagliata reports...
Mating is risky business for black widow males—so they hitchhike on the silk threads left by competitors to more quickly find a mate. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The bacteria are not a major threat, but they could transfer their resistance to more dangerous pathogens
A few brief reports about international science and technology from Guatemala to Australia, including one about the first recorded tornado in Nepal.
Photographs snapped by safari tourists are a surprisingly accurate way to assess populations of African carnivores. Christopher Intagliata reports.