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Bringing woolly mammoths back from extinction might not be such a bad idea – ethicists explain

US startup Colossal Biosciences has announced plans to bring woolly mammoths, or animals like them, back from extinction.

Scientists create the first embryo with human and non-human primate cells

In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera.

New CRISPR Technology Allows Turning Genes Off and On Again

A new CRISPR method allows researchers to silence most genes in the human genome and then reverse the changes.

Researchers have grown ‘human embryos’ from skin cells. What does that mean, and is it ethical?

Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by "reprogramming" cells from human skin.

Gene Editing: Possibilities and Perils

It is assured that work will proceed in gene editing, both official and undocumented, and the best we can do is prepare for the ramifications.

New CRISPR technology could revolutionise gene therapy, offering new hope to people with genetic diseases

Using 'base editing', researchers have cured progeria in mice. This genetic syndrome causes premature ageing in humans.

Genetic engineering transformed stem cells into working mini-livers that extended the life of mice with liver disease

Scientists are figuring out the genes necessary to produce the variety of mature cells needed to construct a functioning liver.

A Year After Gene Therapy, Boys With Muscular Dystrophy Are Healthier and Stronger

Gene therapy trials are underway for several different genetic diseases, including sickle cell anemia and Alzheimer's, among others.

Genetic Engineering Might Help Pave Humanity’s Way to Mars

A future manned mission to Mars might require mankind not just to improve its technological capabilities but also to tweak human DNA.

A Major breakthrough in reversing the cellular aging process

A team at Harvard has identified molecules that restore protective caps on the tips of our chromosomes that regulate cells ageing.