Scientists decode genome of Earth's largest predatory fish, a knowledge they say could help combat cancers and age-related diseases in humans.
Health officials say 93 people were hospitalised with 29 on ventilator support after eating "toxic rice" at a Hindu temple in southern Karnataka state.
Many mainstream scientists think gene editing is too unsafe to try, and some denounced the Chinese report as human experimentation.
A WWF study says 60% of all fish, birds, reptiles and mammals were wiped out by human activity between 1970 and 2014.
A top European Union court upheld the ban on three insecticides blamed for killing off bee populations, dismissing cases brought by chemical giants Bayer and Syngenta.
While the lights-off event is a symbolic gesture, Earth Hour has led successful campaigns over the past decade to ban plastics in the Galapagos Islands and plant 17 million trees in Kazakhstan.
Photographer Monni Must has decided to clone her dead daughter's 13-year-old black Labrador.
Why do some people have awesome memories in old age? A study hopes to reveal the secret of those who manage to keep memories equivalent to people many years younger
Scientists from Japan and Australia have led a new study together saying a new blood test can detect a toxic protein known as amyloid beta, linked to Alzheimer's.
The work brings possibility of human cloning closer, but the scientists behind the breakthrough say that's not the aim.
The experiment done earlier this week in California on Brian Madeux, 44, is seen as a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to cure a disease.
Doctors treating a critically ill boy with a devastating skin disease used experimental gene therapy to create an entirely new skin for him.
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