African American soldiers lined up in ranks during World War II

New technology could identify thousands of unknown soldiers who died in World War II

Science & Technology

Some African American soldiers of the segregated 92nd Infantry Division remain unknown. But new technology could now help to identify them.

a close up of a man with a beard swabbing his mouth.

Home DNA tests reveal more than we bargained for

A woman's hands hold a medical tube next to a small box.

Gene therapy is a game changer for medicine — but comes with a hefty price tag

An illustration of small pieces of DNA at precise areas along a DNA strand

The first genome edited babies are here. What happens next?


A genetic tool could help scientists identify the most resilient types of corals

Those who have the neurological condition synesthesia often automatically see colors when they hear music or see numbers or letters.

Study begins to reveal genetic ties behind a neurological phenomenon


When you listen to a song, you hear music … but do you see an accompanying color with it?

In a recent study, researchers found that naked mole rats appear to defy the traditional laws of aging.

Looking for the fountain of youth? Try looking in the tunnels inhabited by naked mole rats


A naked mole rat may not be the most attractive creature in the Animal Kingdom — but they might take the prize for the most fascinating when it comes to their genetics.

Hematopoietic blood cells

Blood-forming stem cells likely hold the key to curing many types of disease


Stem cells, the raw building blocks of our body that can form any type of cell, have opened up an exciting area of medicine. A rediscovery in the use of blood-forming stem cells may further accelerate the treatment of aggressive cancers and autoimmune diseases.

Toast (white bread) just popped up from the toaster

We’re toast, genetically speaking. (Well, a little bit.)


As surprising as it may seem, humans share a common genetic ancestor with yeast. Yes, yeast. Now researchers have shown that even today, some human genes swapped into a yeast cell will function identically as the yeast genes they replaced.

Dino snout

Scientists roll back evolution by turning a chick’s beak into a ‘dino-snout’


Scientists believe today’s birds descended from dinosaurs. Paleontologists dig up new fossils every few months that confirm this theory. Now, there’s a new piece of evidence from experiments with a chicken embryo.