We might be able to avoid the $50 glass of O.J. after all.
But these breakthroughs are not going to come cheap.
Engineering a fungus with deadly venom could fight the mosquitoes carrying the lethal virus—and be safe for humans.
Abrahim Hassan shares DNA with his mother, an egg donor, and his father's sperm.
Some say the technique could eventually be used to create "designer babies."
The technique used, CRISPR, has also been applied to altering human embryo DNA.
Certain wasps insert their DNA into caterpillars in order to subjugate them—but in the process, have given them selective advantages.