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Scientists create the first embryo with human and non-human primate cells

In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera.

New CRISPR Technology Allows Turning Genes Off and On Again

A new CRISPR method allows researchers to silence most genes in the human genome and then reverse the changes.

Researchers treat brain tumors using ‘neutrobots’ in animal trials

A team of scientists in breakthrough research used microscopic robots to deliver drugs to the tissues of the affected animals.

How neuroethics can advance innovations for positive social impact

Neuroethics might just be one of the most essential tools to advance and accelerate the most impactful neuroscience.

New CRISPR technology could revolutionise gene therapy, offering new hope to people with genetic diseases

Using 'base editing', researchers have cured progeria in mice. This genetic syndrome causes premature ageing in humans.

Cognitive decline due to ageing can be reversed in mice – here’s what the new study means for humans

This offers hope that the cognitive impairment associated with growing older is a transient state we can potentially fix.

Brain-controlled computers are becoming a reality, but major hurdles remain

Imagine controlling your computer just by thinking. It sounds far-out, but real advances are happening.

Neuralink put a chip in Gertrude the pig’s brain. It might be useful one day

Neuralink has created an implant device that can deliver brain recordings to a computer in real time.

Brain-machine interfaces are getting better and better – and Neuralink’s new brain implant pushes the pace

BMIs could be truly transformative as they help more people overcome limitations caused by injury or disease in the brain and body.

Genetic Engineering Might Help Pave Humanity’s Way to Mars

A future manned mission to Mars might require mankind not just to improve its technological capabilities but also to tweak human DNA.

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