A new method of citation network analysis could be used to make the case for the importance of basic research.
As a new non-invasive technology makes prenatal genetic tests more common, many more pregnant women will have to choose whether or not to have a disabled child.
The discovery of an ancient man with a recent Neanderthal ancestor illustrates how quickly the science of Stone Age humans has changed.
Though a new generation of genetically engineered microbes is raising fears about home-brew heroin, a technology de-coupled from the whims of growing seasons could also mean cheaper, legal drugs.
The morality of human embryonic stem cell research has long been contentious, but new discoveries could end the controversy.
Genetic tests are becoming increasingly common, but a major medical organization argues that we should be cautious about testing children.
Genetic studies of living Native Americans and ancient remains are revising our theories about America’s first inhabitants.
A study finds a new link between mutations and intellectual disability, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore non-genetic factors.
Academic publishing has been slow to make use of social media, but new experiments could push the industry—and science—forward.
Researchers are finding many genes unique to our species, but so far they reveal little about our most human traits.