challenging religious privilege in public life

David Warmflash

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Frozen in time: You can be cryogenically preserved, but will you ever be revived?

The rationale for those considering cryonics is that there's no guarantee they will ever be revived, but that it is reasonable that they might be.

We can identify ‘bad’ genes. Why can’t we use CRISPR gene editing to get rid of them?

A desirable option would be to use CRISPR gene editing to essentially cut out the unwanted gene. There are, however, many challenges ahead.

Religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

It is difficult to examine society’s acceptance or rejection of key biotech developments without considering the role played by major religions.

‘Rebooting the brain’: Our fight to bring people back from the dead

A striking feature of medicine over the past few centuries has been our growing ability to bring people back from the "dead".

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.

Creating Superman (and woman): Who benefits from human enhancement?

From any combination of a number of approaches, real-life human enhancement is looking ever more achievable.

Six Reasons Why Humans Should Return to the Moon

Let’s take a look at some prime examples of how humanity’s expected return to the lunar surface could help life here on Earth.

A Surprising Breakthrough Will Allow Tiny Implants to Fix – and Even Upgrade – Your Body

Like insulin pumps and cardiac pacemakers, the medical implants of the future will go where they are needed, on or inside the body.

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