If you can synthesize DNA faster, then you can conduct more experiments and learn faster. That’s what I’d like to see. More people programming life.
We can either fade into an evolutionary tree branch or we can figure out what a successful merge looks like.
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.
Neuralink has created an implant device that can deliver brain recordings to a computer in real time.
Fixing body tissues by knocking out genes that prevent bad mitochondrial from being ousted in a timely fashion might sound like science fiction.
A future manned mission to Mars might require mankind not just to improve its technological capabilities but also to tweak human DNA.
At MIT’s Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, for example, scientists have modified memories in mice using an optogenetic interface.
The sad fact of the matter is that those most interested in the regulatory process tend to be motivated by politics and ideology.
Tiny versions of perfect custom organs are already serving as useful research tools and stepping stones toward full-fledged replacements.
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.