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10 reasons to build the human genome from scratch

The Human Genome Project launched in 1990 with the goal to read genomes. Now scientists are working to write them.

Genetic screening to enhance IQ should be embraced

There could be a way of predicting – and preventing – which children will go on to have low intelligence.

Why Nobel laureate David Baltimore doesn’t support moratorium on CRISPR babies

Do you envision a day when gene editing will be safe and effective enough to use for germline modifications? Baltimore: I do.

Five reasons we should embrace gene-editing research on human embryos

Many scientists are worried about creating genetically modified humans. While these are valid concerns, they don’t justify a ban on research.

Should We Use Genetic Technology to Boost Human Intelligence?

Gene editing and embryo selection still elicit a good deal of resistance. But in the next decades, humanity will need highly-intelligent visionaries.

Is Preventive Genomics Elitist?

People expect health care products that are medically beneficial to be available to more than just those people who can pay for them.

How Should Humanity Steer the Future? The Leverage and Centrality of Mind

Human minds as they currently exist are not capable of effecting our most desirable present and future.

Our Genetically Engineered Future Is Closer Than You Think

Our best shared values can help us navigate the almost unimaginable opportunities and very real challenges that lie ahead.

Mechanics of Synthesizing the Human Genome: How it will happen

In May 2016, a group of scientists met to plan HGP-write, a project designed to create an entire functioning human genome out of chemicals.

Genome modification is the only way to survive …

Our values and mindset are the same as 100 and 1000 years ago. If that would stay we have no change to survive.

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