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.


Meet the wounded veteran who got a penis transplant

He nearly lost it all to an IED blast in Afghanistan. But a pioneering procedure changed everything.

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This girl’s dramatic story shows hyper-personalized medicine is possible—and costly

Doctors say gene medicine tailored to a single person can work, but it still costs millions.

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CRISPR could help us cure sickle-cell disease. But patients are wary.

How accessible would a cure be to the people who need it?

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Meet the “artificial embryos” being called uncanny and spectacular

Researchers are getting close to manufacturing viable human embryos from stem cells. They say there needs to be a law against turning them into people.

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