Over the past two decades, gene therapy has come of age, but there are different means of delivering genetic payload.
Exposed to the high temperatures of rapid transit through the upper atmosphere, DNA survives and even retains functionality.
The cost of helium-3 has skyrocketed. Less is available now for medical uses – unless, of course, we begin mining it on the moon.
Data from NASA’s Magellan mission to Venus were found to support the idea of a once habitable Venus.
In the case of Mars, a major resource that can be processed by synthetic biology is the atmosphere.
Living anywhere in our Solar System beyond Earth will require the same level of protection that an astronaut needs while walking in space.
NASA has turned to the fast-moving world of gene therapy to solve several potential medical issues facing astronauts on lengthy space missions.
Synthetic biology will become indispensable to establish a long-term human presence off-Earth, namely colonization.
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.
Is natural selection still a major force in human evolution? We’ve been taught to think the answer must be yes. But is it really true?