Despite outstanding biodiversity, our countries are failing to capitalize on their natural riches.
Researchers have reconstructed the genome of a bird that went extinct 700 years ago. But is it ethical to revive extinct species?
To engage responsibly, our next generation of scientists needs training in the arts and ethics.
New blockchain-based marketplaces could give individuals control over access to their encrypted DNA data, and the ability to sell it to research companies for their own profit.
Researchers have developed a blood test that can detect the presence of eight common cancers.
Drones, gene editing and digital developments will all play a role in this golden era of innovation
The Y chromosome has degenerated rapidly, sparking debate in the scientific community about whether it will disappear completely.
Small-holder farmers in Kenya have the capacity and desire to play a major role in the scale-up of biofuel production from agroforestry, according to new research.
A new drug that “turns off” bacteria’s ability to cause infections may not be too far away.
A golden age of neuroscience in the last decade has given us hope of banishing degenerative brain diseases and mental illness for good.
The combination of synthetic biology with AI and automation means the risk of bioterrorism is growing rapidly.
This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the coolest way to capture images of life’s molecular machinery – Cryo-Electron Microscopy.
A new era has arrived, one where we can harness biological organisms to create consumer materials that grow themselves.
A new technology can clone thousands of genes at once and compile libraries of proteins from DNA samples, potentially speeding up the search for new drugs.
Biological systems in the Amazon are the result of millions of years of evolution. Emulating its natural processes could give rise to a myriad of urgently needed sustainable technologies.