Fixing body tissues by knocking out genes that prevent bad mitochondrial from being ousted in a timely fashion might sound like science fiction.
The clinical trial at the Oregan Health & Science University was performed to treat a blindness-causing gene mutation.
A team at Harvard has identified molecules that restore protective caps on the tips of our chromosomes that regulate cells ageing.
The sad fact of the matter is that those most interested in the regulatory process tend to be motivated by politics and ideology.
Tiny versions of perfect custom organs are already serving as useful research tools and stepping stones toward full-fledged replacements.
The planet Mars has been the focus of two ambitious projects: the search for life forms native to the planet and human colonization.
Our ability to create the artificial womb is inching its way toward us. The big question is whether or not society is ready for it.
When it comes to the mind, there are a host of drugs that have become popular in various settings as nootropics or “smart drugs”.
This truly remarkable time in the biological sciences has the opportunity to effectively attack some of the most fundamental problems of society.
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.