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Plants Fight for Their Lives

As arable land disappears, a genetic tweak might secure the world’s food supply.

The Rise of RNA Therapeutics

DNA mutations are hard to fix. Scientists are trying another approach.

Data Crunchers to the Rescue

Genetic diseases that puzzle lab scientists are being solved by quantitative biologists.

How Your Body Knows What Time It Is

Uncovering the molecules that keep our mind and body in a daily rhythm.

The John, Paul, George, and Ringo of Genes

A pictorial map of the genes that unite all life.

Aging Is a Communication Breakdown

Genes that can’t express themselves may be hallmarks of cancer.

Gene Drives Reach Mammals

A new genetic technology that can quickly change entire populations gets broader.

It’s the End of the Gene As We Know It

We are not nearly as determined by our genes as once thought.

What’s Wrong with Bananas

How industrial agriculture stole sex from our most important fresh fruit crop.