This pig could save your life

Every day, 17 people in the US die waiting for an organ. CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta meets the scientists -- and the genetically modified pigs -- that could help solve the organ crisis. It's a provocative idea, not without ethical questions about our...

Teen is one of the first in the world to get his genes edited. Why he describes the process as 'cool and freaky'

CNN's Meg Tirrell sits down with Johnny Lubin, one of the first in the world to try a new kind of medicine that uses a gene-editing tool called CRISPR to offer a potential cure for sickle cell disease.

From microrobots to DNA: Folding origami at a nanoscale

Researchers around the globe are incorporating nanotechnology and origami concepts to create life-changing medical innovations.

Study finds three genes associated with neurodevelopmental disorders

California [US], November 28 (ANI): An international research team led by Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) experts has discovered how three unique genes cause neurodevelopmental problems. Researchers now have a greater understanding of...

First man who received genetically modified pig heart in transplant surgery dies (March, 2022)

A 57-year-old Maryland man who had received a genetically modified pig heart in a first-of-its-kind transplant surgery has died, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center.

Meet the oldest fish in an aquarium. You will never guess her age

At Steinhart Aquarium in San Francisco, a new DNA analysis suggests Methuselah, an Australian lungfish, could be the oldest fish in an aquarium anywhere in the world.

1994 cold case solved with help of DNA

Fairfax County, Virginia, Police Chief Kevin Davis details how DNA played a part in solving a murder from 1994.

Human ancestors were near extinction some 900,000 years ago, says study

A study published on Thursday claims that human ancestors teetered on the brink of extinction over 900,000 years ago. Based on a new method of analysis, scientists found that our ancestors survived in a group of less than 1,300 individuals.

DNA technology reveals more information about oldest human mummy found intact

The latest DNA technology has helped scientists uncover more information about what is considered to be the oldest human mummy found intact. They say "Ötzi the Iceman" was dark-skinned and likely balding. Michael Holmes reports.

New study looks at how genetics may impact Covid infections

CNN's John Vause speaks with a professor of neurology about a new study on how genetics may shape who gets sick from Covid.

Gene-edited chickens to help with the food chain

Anna Stewart explains how one company is using gene-editing technology to prevent male chicks from being hatched, thereby sparing them from being culled.

Families are sending the remains of their loved ones into space

Space burials company Celestis says it will fly into space later this year with ashes and DNA, including from U.S. presidents and Star Trek cast members. CNN's Michael Holmes reports.

Unlikely suspect arrested in Gilgo Beach murders

The remains of four women were found near Gilgo Beach in Long Island, New York, more than a decade ago. Investigators say DNA evidence and cellphone data now point to a murder suspect. CNN's Miguel Marquez reports.

DNA led to arrest of Boston serial rapist suspect, prosecutor says

Investigators in Boston have used DNA analysis to identify and charge a suspect, 35-year-old Matthew Nilo, in the sexual assaults of four women whose cases have gone unsolved for over a decade, according to prosecutors. CNN's Jason Carroll reports.

Henry Winkler tells CNN how he realized 'Barry' character is an 'a-hole'

Actor Henry Winkler speaks to CNN's Kaitlan Collins about his role as Gene Cousineau on the hit show "Barry" and his life's work.

DNA is used to track Thailand's trafficked tigers

Three tiger cubs were rescued from traffickers by authorities in Thailand as part of a crack down on the illegal wildlife trade in the country. A wildlife forensic scientist has tested the cubs' DNA to determine where they came from. Genetic...

A good night's sleep could stave off asthma

The study suggested that poor sleep could cause an inflammatory response in the body which raised susceptibility to the condition

Meatball made from DNA of a Mammoth

Australian company develops a meatball by inserting synthesized DNA from a prehistoric mammoth into the muscle cell of a sheep ... and adding a dash of African elephant DNA.

DNA led to arrest in 2022 attack on anti-abortion organization, authorities say

A Wisconsin man was arrested Tuesday in connection with a 2022 firebombing attack on an anti-abortion organization's office in the state's capital after DNA evidence linked him to the crime scene, prosecutors said.

'Not definitive': Dr. Sanjay Gupta on new analysis suggesting covid-19 link to raccoon dogs

A new analysis of genetic material collected in Wuhan, China, suggests covid-19 origins could be linked to raccoon dogs at Huanan Seafood Market. Doctor Sanjay Gupta joins CNN's Jake Tapper to discuss.

Tantalizing new clue in hunt for Covid-19 origin points to animal source

There's a tantalizing new clue in the hunt for the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic.