Philip Ball / November 27, 2018
Chinese scientist He Jiankui claims to have used “CRISPR technology” to such an end. We can only hope for the health of the two children
Philip Ball / November 16, 2018
Autonomous vehicles force us to confront profound philosophical questions
Italian astronomers have detected a shallow body of liquid water beneath the planet’s South Polar ice cap
Philip Ball / July 5, 2018
With only two living females, the Northern white rhino is functionally extinct. Now, scientists are attempting to use assisted reproductive technology to save it
There’s a taste of the sublime in the photograph of this extrasolar world
Earlier this year Prospect science writer Philip Ball had his own “mini-brain” grown in a laboratory. Researchers now plan to put the method to different use, and in doing so learn more about an...
The kind of substance that few have access to
Improvements in IVF mean the procedure could—in theory—become the default means of human reproduction
Philip Ball / November 21, 2017
In an Amish community in Indiana, those with one copy of the mutant SERPINE1 gene live up to seven years longer. How valuable is this finding?