The clinical trial at the Oregan Health & Science University was performed to treat a blindness-causing gene mutation.
Trump is mixing good science with bad, diluting evidence-based facts with personal fantasies and magical thinking.
The numerous chroniclers of our planet have exposed us to frightening examples of the growing consequences of human invasiveness.
Synthetic biology involves the rewriting of large segments of the genomes of organisms, resulting in what effectively are new organisms.
Even as most of the world clamps down on the movement of people, Trump remains focused on restarting the economy and spreading feel-good lies.
These historical old religious forces can and will argue, clearly reflecting human irrationality, that this latest virus is punishment for our sins.
For scientists, this new post-truth world stands as a stark repudiation of everything we value: truth, rationality and evidence.
Ingenuity itself has little control over where it leads. But a world darkened by the fear of treading upon the unknown, is unimaginable.
With advances in genomic modification and computer-based prosthetics, we tumble headlong into a world populated by societies of transhumans.
For our successors, what they look like and what they believe in will go beyond change wrought by anything imaginable, today.