challenging religious privilege in public life



The 47th State Panacea or Perversion

We have the technology to potentially add a 47th chromosome. The implications are enormously consequential.

Econogenomics: The Economics of Genomic Testing for Health

Suppose you could buy your health by the day. How much would you be willing to pay for each year of perfect health?

Genome Sequencing for Healthy People: Is it Time?

More of us are asking this question: why not also use genome sequencing to help seemingly healthy people screen for all sorts of conditions?

Our Genetic Future Is Coming… Faster Than We Think

Our species is on the cusp of a revolution that will change every aspect of our lives but we’re hardly talking about it.

The designer baby debate could start a war

The genetics revolution that will transform our health care, and ultimately our evolutionary trajectory as a species has already begun.

Is Sex for Reproduction About to Become Extinct?

Our ability and willingness to make genetic alterations to our future children will grow over time along with our knowledge and technological ability.

Human gene editing is too transformative to be guided by the few

We are not remotely ready for what’s coming. Yet we must be, to optimise the benefits and minimise the potential harms of genetic technologies.

Building a Positive Genetic Future for All

Human genetic science is one of the most important advancements of our time, but the benefits of these technologies could be overwhelmed by fear.

Hacking DNA: The Story of CRISPR, Ken Thompson, and the Gene Drive

The very nature of the human race is about to change. This change will be radical and rapid beyond anything in our species' history.

Would I Genetically Enhance My Own Children?

If I determined that the benefits of genome-based embryo selection outweighed the risks, and, critically, my partner felt the same, I would do it.