A rare disease, now treatable thanks to a valiant international effort, offers a window into the metabolism of fat.
New genetic sequencing technologies have opened the door to animal venom therapies.
The reference genome is bracing for its next leap forward. Geneticist Ting Wang wants the process to embrace both science and social equity.
Most genetic research has focused people of European descent. Some are fighting to bring discarded data from other groups back to the table.
Taking organs from another species and making them work in humans is potentially a quantum leap in medicine. Here’s a summary of what got us there.
Genetically engineered microbes could create miniature drug factories inside the gut. Do the benefits outweigh the risks?
Medical research labs have faced a difficult stretch of closed buildings and competing priorities. Yet they have also produced milestone discoveries—and not only on COVID-19.
By studying elite controllers—people who are able to arrest the progress of HIV without medication—researchers have found a promising new path.
Every tumor begins with a genetic mutation. Understanding how they occur and what they do may revolutionize cancer treatment.
They represent a small minority of victims. But their illness could hold valuable lessons about how COVID-19 works—and how to stop it.
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