Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Devil's Deal?

The Woodrow Wilson International Center's Eleonore Pauwels and Jim Dratwa examine personalized medicine as a sort of Faustian bargain.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Synthetic biology has been a fast-growing field over the past four years, with more than three times as many companies operating in this area in 2013 as there were in 2009, according to analysis from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Despite steps by the US government to address recommendations from a presidential bioethics commission on synthetic biology research and development, the federal government has not fully addressed any of those recommendations, which were made in a 2010 report, the Wood

An artificial intelligence-based analysis suggests a third group of ancient hominins likely interbred with human ancestors, according to Popular Mechanics.

In Science this week: reduction in bee phylogenetic diversity, and more.

The New York Times Magazine looks into paleogenomics and how it is revising what's know about human history, but also possibly ignoring lessons learned by archaeologists.

The Economist reports on Synthorx's efforts to use expanded DNA bases they generated to develop a new cancer drug.