Researchers are moving forward with attempts to make edits to human embryos using CRISPR and other genome editing techniques.
If we really want Martian colonies, we can’t send just a few Adams and Eves. We can’t set-up a Martian Jamestown of 100 people.
Fixing body tissues by knocking out genes that prevent bad mitochondrial from being ousted in a timely fashion might sound like science fiction.
At MIT’s Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, for example, scientists have modified memories in mice using an optogenetic interface.
Our ability to create the artificial womb is inching its way toward us. The big question is whether or not society is ready for it.
When it comes to the mind, there are a host of drugs that have become popular in various settings as nootropics or “smart drugs”.
As humanity looks outward, we ponder what kind of life we ought to take with us to support outposts and eventually colonies off the Earth.
Synthetic biology involves the rewriting of large segments of the genomes of organisms, resulting in what effectively are new organisms.
Regenerative medicine is promising and exciting to hear about, but reports on limb regrowth should be taken with caution.
A desirable option would be to use CRISPR gene editing to essentially cut out the unwanted gene. There are, however, many challenges ahead.