In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera.
Researchers are moving forward with attempts to make edits to human embryos using CRISPR and other genome editing techniques.
Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by "reprogramming" cells from human skin.
Though scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.
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.
Gene therapy trials are underway for several different genetic diseases, including sickle cell anemia and Alzheimer's, among others.
What will humans look like in the distant future? Space travel may may affect both biological and technological changes in our species.
A future manned mission to Mars might require mankind not just to improve its technological capabilities but also to tweak human DNA.
The sad fact of the matter is that those most interested in the regulatory process tend to be motivated by politics and ideology.
As humanity looks outward, we ponder what kind of life we ought to take with us to support outposts and eventually colonies off the Earth.