The prospect of artificial life has just come one step closer, with the discovery that a synthetic version of DNA and RNA can evolve like the real thing.
Swedish researchers say they've built a molecular catalyzer that can oxidize water to oxygen very quickly - reaching speeds not far off those of natural photosynthesis.
Chemists have made a big step towards the creation of a completely artificial life form.
An international team of researchers has invented minute artificial muscles that can rotate object a thousand times their own weight.
Following a major breakthrough this summer, researchers from MIT, led by professor Daniel Nocera, have announced that the much-talked-about "artificial leaf" is now a reality.
German scientists say they're building a 3D printer that can print out artificial blood vessels.
Researchers have built a synthetic synapse in work that could one day lead to a fully-functioning artificial brain.
Swedish and Canadian scientists have successfully implanted artificial corneas in patients, with more than half reporting substantially improved vision.
Would you eat meat grown in vats? No? Well, how about if you were really hungry? What could be better than a nice juicy cheeseburger with fries?
And does it really matter whether the meat was raised, grown or cloned?
A Yale University team has successfully implanted laboratory-made lung tissue into rats - which were then able to use it to breathe.
In what is being hailed as the greatest scientific breakthrough in a generation, researchers have created the first artificial living cell.