CNBC's Meg Tirrell talks with Dr. Jennifer Doudna, UC Berkeley professor and CRISPR technology pioneer about the scientific breakthrough of editing genes as a possible cure for hundreds of diseases. » Read More
LONDON, Dec 8- A British animal genetics firm, working with U.S. scientists, has bred the world's first pigs resistant to a common viral disease, using the hot new technology of gene editing. Genus, which supplies pig and bull semen to farmers worldwide, said on Tuesday it had worked with the University of Missouri to develop pigs resistant to Porcine Reproductive...
Robots are teaching themselves to walk like children, and it's a baby step toward learning every human thing, all on their own.
A drug meant to treat opioid overdoses gave a woman the chance to feel a sensation completely new to her: pain.
Sir Andrew Witty, GlaxoSmithKline CEO, discusses pricing a drug for gene editing technologies.
Not long after the UN announced this year's El Nino could become the "worst ever," one key metric shows just that.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla., Dec 3- A Maryland- based startup developing a satellite network to predict weather using radio signals will launch its first two spacecraft on an Indian rocket, the company said on Thursday. Privately owned PlanetiQ signed a contract with Antrix Corp Limited, the commercial arm of the Indian Space Research Organization, to launch the pair of...
India's largest and most productive coal fields are also home to the largest collection of some of the longest-burning coal fires in the world.
Representatives from countries around the world gather in Paris this week to set carbon emissions targets they hope will reduce climate change.
Yossi Vardi, tech investor and chairman of Unbound Digital, says companies are finally realizing where innovation is coming from and must develop technology both in-house and through outsourcing.
Michel Jarraud, secretary-general of the World Meteorological Organization, warns about the dangers of climate change and the urgent need to act.
A researcher discovered a synthetic material that can perform photosynthesis.
Sugar-free mixers speed the absorption of alcohol into the bloodstream.
Brian Harris, MedRhythms founder, discusses how music stimulates the brain and strengthens function after injury or disease.
AquaBounty has received approval from the FDA to sell its AquAdvantage salmon in the US, but critics have denounced the 'frankenfish.'
Global average temperature last month was a bigger jump from the average than September's, according to NOAA and NASA.
Some of the biggest futuristic minds set sail recently. Here were some of their bold predictions.
Severe droughts and flooding in warmer regions may leave millions at risk of disease, starvation and conflict.
Brands are using psychological techniques such as games and experiential marketing to chance perception and build affinity.
The NFL's "Color Rush" campaign introduced controversy Thursday on Twitter from colorblind users who could not distinguish between the two uniforms.
High winds, snow and rain swept across the Great Lakes and are now headed for the East coast, says NBC News.