Drugs affect people differently and we’re increasingly understanding why. For many of us, it’s down to our genes.
With a regular human genome consisting of 46 chromosomes and around 20,000 genes made up of 3 billion base pairs of DNA, just a slight alteration to our genetic code is enough to cause us disease.
Securing food for the Earth’s future population is one of the great challenges ahead. New technologies and techniques are helping to make this possible.
The start of a new year is a chance to not only reflect on the past year, but an opportunity to set goals for the year ahead.
Since the turn of the century the world has made great strides in the prevention of malaria, but how close are we really to eradicating it completely?
Tropical vector-borne diseases disproportionately affect the poorest nations in the world. To truly tackle them we need a holistic, collaborative approach.
Global demand for fresh water is rising fast, and around the world, scientists are hard at work on smart, sustainable solutions.
Globally, aging populations are posing big challenges for healthcare systems; together, new technology and old techniques offer the opportunity to manage them.
Gene editing could change how we treat diseases. But is everybody ready for it?
Smallholder farmers service an astonishing amount of the global food need; helping them take advantage of modern farming practices helps everyone.