In the case of Mars, a major resource that can be processed by synthetic biology is the atmosphere.
Living anywhere in our Solar System beyond Earth will require the same level of protection that an astronaut needs while walking in space.
NASA has turned to the fast-moving world of gene therapy to solve several potential medical issues facing astronauts on lengthy space missions.
Synthetic biology will become indispensable to establish a long-term human presence off-Earth, namely colonization.
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.
Is natural selection still a major force in human evolution? We’ve been taught to think the answer must be yes. But is it really true?
Fixing body tissues by knocking out genes that prevent bad mitochondrial from being ousted in a timely fashion might sound like science fiction.
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”.