The proposal follows a Chinese scientist who claimed to have created twins from edited embryos last year
Changes could endanger promising medical research
Policy also requires ethics review for any grant applications to the National Institutes of Health that involve fetal tissue
Some scientists had called for lifting the ban to allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to evaluate the new technologies
The gene a Chinese scientist attempted to modify in twin girls last year has been associated with premature death
How DNA is used to store—and generate—information at extreme scales
A device that converts the heart’s mechanical energy into electrical energy has been successfully tested in pigs
Frances Arnold, the Caltech scientist who shared the 2018 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, says evolution can show us how to solve problems of sustainability.
Parents can use a digital tool at home to detect fluid behind the eardrum
An emerging class of drug could send some of medicine’s most troublesome protein targets to the cellular rubbish bin
A prototype detects whom you are listening to and amplifies only that speaker’s voice; a potential solution to the “cocktail party problem”
We now have unprecedented amounts of information on our own genetics, thanks to at-home DNA testing kits. But what does all of this information do to us?
A new study in mice identifies a compound that disrupts the metabolism of certain glioblastoma cells, stopping tumor growth while leaving healthy cells unaffected.
Technical advances are driving a boom in egg freezing, which promises to let women put off pregnancy indefinitely. But will the science live up to the hype?
New technique creates working models—with a little help from grocery-store food coloring
A new algorithm accurately identified more than 90 percent of people who would advance to an Alzheimer’s diagnosis in about six years
The IUD is held up as the gold standard of contraception. That says a lot about the slothful pace of innovation
New study gets closer to restoring natural communication for those who cannot speak
Treatment restores immune-system function in young children with severe disorder
The restoration of some structures and cellular functions in pig brains hours after death could intensify debates about when human organs should be removed for transplantation, warn Stuart Youngner and Insoo Hyun...