Researchers are finding that your mental patterns could be harming your telomeres — essential parts of the cell’s DNA — and affecting your life and health. Nobel-winning scientist Elizabeth Blackburn and health psychologist Elissa Epel explain.

Personal DNA testing machines are bringing lab-grade genetic science within reach of more people. A look at how a farmer is using DNA testing to cultivate the most elusive — and prized — of foods.

This freshly drawn Tree of Life contains a new branch full of microbes — which appear to dominate Earth’s biodiversity. How did we miss that? TED Fellow Hélène Morlon explains.

Biohacker Andrew Pelling has figured out a way to create living, functional biological objects that don’t exist in nature — without deliberately modifying DNA in any way. In one experiment, he uses apples and human cells to make ears. But what? And how? And why? Read on.

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.

You too can make a delicious adult beverage from pineapple juice, Bacardi 151 and the DNA of frozen strawberries.

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.