In another step to make the project more open to public, Boeke shared an open discussion will be held this coming May 9-10 in New York. The agenda will include discussing the roadmap of the project including ethical, social and legal engagement.
Scientists from Singapore take a one step closer in developing human blood from skin cells as they successfully created an artificial mouse blood and immune cells from skin cells.
A team of researchers from A*STAR's Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has successfully developed a new CRISPR- associated protein that can alter the DNA of living cells with more precision compared to other existing methods.
Scientists have designed a bacterial genome that has been massively recoded, which, if proven successful, could be the greatest accomplishment of genetic engineering by far.
Researchers recently took a second look at the genome of gorillas to acquire fresh insight on their similarities and differences with us.
Following some careful ancient DNA detective work, researchers believe they have tracked down the origin of Phytophthora infestans, which is the pathogen responsible for the 19th century Irish potato famine.
While the social roles some insects inhabit are set in stone, dinosaur ants and red paper wasps are far more flexible – and able to adjust their behaviors for varying responsibilities.
As the researchers sequenced the flatworm's DNA, they observed which genes were activated for certain regenerative purposes which they believe will aid in future stem cell research.
Although chimpanzees are our closest relatives, it is obvious that we evolved with different facial developments. Stanford University researchers recently examined the two species’ genetics closely to explain how and why.
Researchers found a fourth gene that controls the process that makes wheat flower following a freeze. This discovery could improve wheat varieties to meet growing worldwide demands.
Barley, that grain that supplies us with both cereals and beer, had a difficult genome to crack. Researchers recently decoded it, which will help farmers breed stronger crops.
Decoding the genome of octopus species has revealed that it's genes are unlike any other animals', even those they are related to. Studies question whether life is possible elsewhere in the universe.
Only a few changes in genome sequences sometimes make humans as healthy as animals in corresponding cases, Duke researchers say.
Cancer is a very unique kind of disease. Rare in plants to begin with, experts had long thought that animals were more susceptible to often-fatal cancer conditions because they exclusively experience chromothripsis, commonly called "chromosome shattering." Now, experts have found the first evidence of this phenomenon in plants - a revelation with some intriguing implications.
Scientists have successfully mapped the first ever nearly complete genome of two Siberian woolly mammoths, shedding light on their evolutionary history and what led to the mass extinction of this iconic species at the end of the Ice Age.