/ Aug 11, 2017

Pig organs made safer as potential human transplants

Scientists at a Massachusetts company seeking to make pig organs safe enough to be transplanted into humans have used gene-editing technology to clone piglets that lack a potentially dangerous retrovirus, according to a study released Thursday. The breakthrough, according to authors of the study published ...

Singapore scientists create probiotic beer

/ Jul 28, 2017

Singapore scientists create probiotic beer

Researchers in Singapore have brewed up a beer containing probiotic bacteria that can improve gut health and boost the immune system. Food researcher Alcine Chan, 23, experimented for almost a year with a recipe of malt, alcohol, hops and a strain of probiotic bacteria until ...

/ Apr 13, 2017

DNA can track migrations of fish

Scientists have tracked fish off New York by following the traces of DNA left in the water, a technique that could help gauge life in rivers, lakes and oceans around the world, a study showed on Wednesday. Fish leave bits of slimy skin, scales and ...

How artificial life spawned a billion-dollar industry

Apr 7, 2017

How artificial life spawned a billion-dollar industry

Scientists are getting closer to building life from scratch and technology pioneers are taking notice, with record sums moving into a field that could deliver novel drugs, materials, chemicals and even perfumes. Despite ethical and safety concerns, investors are attracted by synthetic biology's wide market ...