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Engineering Living Organisms Could Be the World’s Biggest Industry

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.

The Merge

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 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.

Battling Parkinson’s disease by rejuvenating ageing cells

Fixing body tissues by knocking out genes that prevent bad mitochondrial from being ousted in a timely fashion might sound like science fiction.

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.

Our brains as hard drives – could we delete, modify or add memories and skills?

At MIT’s Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, for example, scientists have modified memories in mice using an optogenetic interface.

Regulation Too Often Shackles the Hands of Innovators

The sad fact of the matter is that those most interested in the regulatory process tend to be motivated by politics and ideology.

Lab-Grown Mini Kidneys Are Bringing Science Closer to Custom Organs

Tiny versions of perfect custom organs are already serving as useful research tools and stepping stones toward full-fledged replacements.

Are we ready for the artificial womb?

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.

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