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Using the human mind to control how genes work

This study represents a new direction for biomedicine, and the potential for medical applications is quite staggering.

Q&A: What’s the future of genetic engineering?

Genetic engineering has been used for years in medicine, agriculture and industry, but is entering a new phase.

Coming age of Xenotransplantation: Would you accept an organ from a pig to save your life?

A poll conducted at the turn of the century found 71 percent of the public saying that they would consider xenotransplantation

Can cloning revive extinct species, protect endangered ones?

Experts believe it is only a matter of time before cloning becomes a viable option for species conservation.

Stretching human life span to 200 years? Implications of bowhead whale study

Thus far some 80 genes have been identified that are likely to be involved in the keeping the lifespan of bowhead whales very long.

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.

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.

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.

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