Scientists who have been researching gene-editing may be disappointed in the eve of the new administration. A last-minute proposal will be addressing CRISPR and other cutting-edge technologies in the field of medicine.
An existing anti-gout medication could alleviate the symptoms of opioid withdrawal in rodents.
Greenpeace Brazil has recently released the first ever underwater images of the coral reef system discovered at the mouth of the Amazon River last year.
Scientists may have heralded the rise of a totally new life form. A team has engineered the first ever "semi-synthetic" organism, courtesy of breeding E. coli bacteria with an expanded six-letter genetic code.
A new case report revealed the shocking extraction of six-foot long pork tapeworm infesting the small intestines of a 48-year old man from India.
A team of scientists from Salk Institute has successfully generated human cells and tissues in the embryo of pigs, making it the first ever human-pig embryo.
It appears natural selection is forcing the appearance of "education genes" rarer. Although the effect corresponds to a small drop in IQ every few decades, the impact could be big in a few centuries.
Fecal transplants could help relieve both gastrointestinal and behavioral symptoms of children with autism disorder.
A dose of the hormone kisspeptin could help men struggling with the sex lives by bringing back their lost sexual urges.
Carl Sagan put it best, "We are all made of starstuff." Check out the periodic table that explains he's right.
Newly discovered genus and species of crabs named after two of the main characters of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter.
Psychopaths are generally described to be manipulative, dishonest and apathetic. However, the idea that they are also clever and smart - as often portrayed in television, isn't exactly true. In fact, studies are showing that in general, psychopaths have below-average intelligence.
Brainwave authentication is one of the many new biometric measures that are being proposed as alternative to passwords. The idea is for authentication to be done with electroencephalogram (EEG) readings.
A breakthrough study has created a new organism with DNA consisting of two synthetic bases not found in the natural world.