It is difficult to examine society’s acceptance or rejection of key biotech developments without considering the role played by major religions.
At MIT’s Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, for example, scientists have modified memories in mice using an optogenetic interface.
A desirable option would be to use CRISPR gene editing to essentially cut out the unwanted gene. There are, however, many challenges ahead.
From any combination of a number of approaches, real-life human enhancement is looking ever more achievable.
Based on the weightlessness research, there is reason to worry that that implantation and pregnancy may not be flawless in a lunar colony.
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.
Regenerative medicine is promising and exciting to hear about, but reports on limb regrowth should be taken with caution.
Synthetic biology involves the rewriting of large segments of the genomes of organisms, resulting in what effectively are new organisms.
The rationale for those considering cryonics is that there's no guarantee they will ever be revived, but that it is reasonable that they might be.
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?