A new technology that goes by the ungainly name of CRISPR-Cas9 could change the human genome for generations. Here’s why its inventor is trying to press pause.
Watch the short film “DNA Portrait,” featuring the work of the artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg. She spent time collecting hairs shed in public spaces … and then sequencing their DNA to print 3D sculptures of what those hairs’ owners might look like.
DNA barcoding is a very precise way of identifying plant species. DIY biotech evangelist Ellen Jorgensen takes us on a field trip to find and identify Alaskan plants.