Biotechnology is the industry that uses the molecules of life (DNA, RNA, and proteins mostly) to treat and diagnose disease. We report on the latest biomedical science and technological research.


China’s CRISPR babies: Read exclusive excerpts from the unseen original research

He Jiankui’s manuscript shows how he ignored ethical and scientific norms in creating the gene-edited twins Lulu and Nana.

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Why the paper on the CRISPR babies stayed secret for so long

The report describing the creation of the world’s first gene-edited babies creates an ethical quandary for scientific journals.

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Opinion: We need to know what happened to CRISPR twins Lulu and Nana

The unpublished research paper by He Jiankui about the creation of the babies shows proof of attempted gene editing gone awry.

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A natural biomolecule has been measured acting like a quantum wave for the first time

Physicists have watched a chain of 15 amino acids interfere with itself, in an experiment that paves the way for a new era of quantum biology.

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