challenging religious privilege in public life

David Warmflash

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Abortion Rights in the United States Part 2: The Trimester Framework

Humans putting thought into the matter realized that you just don't become a sentient being, all of a sudden, at the moment of conception.

Abortion Rights in the United States Part 1: Jane Roe

In January 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that anti-abortion laws represent an unconstitutional invasion of privacy.

Here’s what potential Mars colonists really need from Earth: A large gene pool

If we really want Martian colonies, we can’t send just a few Adams and Eves. We can’t set-up a Martian Jamestown of 100 people.

Our brains as hard drives – could we delete, modify or add memories and skills?

At MIT’s Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, for example, scientists have modified memories in mice using an optogenetic interface.

Deep-space travel, colonization may rely on genetically engineered life forms

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.

A Surprising Breakthrough Will Allow Tiny Implants to Fix – and Even Upgrade – Your Body

Like insulin pumps and cardiac pacemakers, the medical implants of the future will go where they are needed, on or inside the body.

Religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

It is difficult to examine society’s acceptance or rejection of key biotech developments without considering the role played by major religions.

‘Rebooting the brain’: Our fight to bring people back from the dead

A striking feature of medicine over the past few centuries has been our growing ability to bring people back from the "dead".

Six Reasons Why Humans Should Return to the Moon

Let’s take a look at some prime examples of how humanity’s expected return to the lunar surface could help life here on Earth.

We can identify ‘bad’ genes. Why can’t we use CRISPR gene editing to get rid of them?

A desirable option would be to use CRISPR gene editing to essentially cut out the unwanted gene. There are, however, many challenges ahead.

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