Genetics

Genetically engineered microbes could create miniature drug factories inside the gut. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?

Can studying salamanders and spiny mice help humans grow new limbs? Answer: It’s complicated.

Poor sleep affects almost half of the country, and solutions have been hard to come by. Tracing the problem to its genetic roots may stop the tossing and turning.

Obesity expert Fatima Cody Stanford looks at how physician bias around weight causes harm to patients.

Consumers are curious about their DNA, and Bryce Mendelsohn thinks hospitals should give them answers.

In Utah extensive data on families and their genetic anomalies are helping unlock secrets about major diseases.

Experts reflect on the state of eldercare and questions of genomic privacy.

Is risk of the disorder inherited, or do genes get scrambled in the womb? Researchers may be closing in on some answers.

More than marvels of biological architecture, structures within the cell nucleus may be intertwined with aging itself.

The science of senescence has struggled to translate life-extending research from animals to people. Now the pace is quickening.

A new, nationwide team of experts gives the toughest medical cases a chance at a breakthrough.

Next-generation sequencing may have to overcome a few hurdles

Top Stories

Genomic analysis details how SARS-CoV-2 spread through Boston.

They represent a small minority of victims. But their illness could hold valuable lessons about how COVID-19 works—and how to stop it.

A pristine record of toxic exposures and psychological trauma rests in a child’s mouth—if only it can be decoded.

Selected Reads

For decades, a tiny encampment of researchers has held that statin treatment is a hoax. In a time when contrarian views roar to life on social media, how can medicine keep minority opinions from doing irreparable harm?

Two years in deep space will subject the body to unprecedented stresses. Scientists are probing the secrets to survival.

A freak explosion tore through the quiet Nova Scotian city, prompting one of the most dramatic medical responses in history.