The experiment was made on a 44-year-old man in an effort to permanently change his DNA to cure a debilitating disease called Hunter syndrome.
Gov. Greitens issued a stay of execution after Williams' attorneys cited DNA evidence found on the murder weapon belonging to an unknown person.
A team of U.S. and South Korean scientists correct a disease-causing mutation in human embryos.
Researchers believe all the digital information in the world could be kept in the "amount of liquid in a case of wine"; smartphones have turned humans into "deadwalkers"; meanwhile, Paul Ryan unintentionally highlighted the need for raising the minimum wage in his first speech as speaker of the House. These discoveries and more after the jump.
A new study, which the researchers themselves are calling "unusual," posits that friends share more genetic markers than do strangers.
A Pew study reveals that people in disparate parts of the world responded differently to moral issues; an essential vitamin is found in meteorites; meanwhile, scientists have succeeded in cloning adult stem cells. These discoveries and more after the jump.
The words "Antonin Scalia was right" do not flow easily for me. But the court's most uncompromising conservative was correct when he issued a dire-sounding warning from the bench: "Make no mistake about it: Because of today's decision, your DNA can be taken and entered into a national database if you are ever arrested, rightly or wrongly, and for whatever reason."
In what's been hailed as a "resounding victory for law enforcement," a sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that police can collect DNA samples from people arrested in connection with serious crimes.
According to Dov Fox of the Georgetown University Law Center, there was never any physical evidence linking Willie Jerome Manning to the slayings. The FBI has also recently acknowledged that the forensics evidence used to convict him was flawed.
Researchers at Stanford University used genetic material to develop substances akin to "biological computers" that can monitor and possibly one day take control of cells into which they've been injected.