Induced pluripotent stem cells sidestep some of the ethical challenges normally associated with stem cell research, but developments will need to be rigorously tested before human trials can begin
To critics, GM food is still the stuff of science fiction novels.
However, given the recent advances that are helping solve
world hunger and malnutrition, should we still be scared?
Dr Craig Venter has made the ultimate leap, by making synthetic lifeform more attractive to multinationals
The potential of genetically modified food to combat health problems in the developing world is being hamstrung by misguided legislation and backward thinking
Exploring the science behind social dynamics
Generic pharma companies can offer bioequivalent products at a fraction of the price. So why do brand names continue to sell after patent expiry?
The UK has no tolerance for GM crops in the food chain, but will it accept using them to produce drugs?
With technology and interest growing steadily, will embryonic stem cell research head a medical revolution?
Scientists have found a way to track minutely-differing strains of MRSA as they spread between people, a finding that could aid efforts to control the bacteria
Bulgaria’s farm minister has announced that the government would not allow GM food in shops but stopped short of saying whether Sofia would declare the Balkan country GM-free
Scientists working to make a synthetic life form have reported a major step forward, saying they had created an artificial genome and used it to bring a hollowed-out bacterium back to life
Costa Rica has ordered the country’s largest stem cell clinic to stop offering treatment, saying there is no proof that it is effective, the country’s health minister has declared