challenging religious privilege in public life

David Warmflash

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Battling Parkinson’s disease by rejuvenating ageing cells

Fixing body tissues by knocking out genes that prevent bad mitochondrial from being ousted in a timely fashion might sound like science fiction.

Shoot for the Moon: Its Surface Contains a Pot of Gold

The cost of helium-3 has skyrocketed. Less is available now for medical uses – unless, of course, we begin mining it on the moon.

Are we ready for the artificial womb?

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.

How gene therapy could help astronauts survive deep space deadly radiation

NASA has turned to the fast-moving world of gene therapy to solve several potential medical issues facing astronauts on lengthy space missions.

What’s stopping us from using CRISPR to gene edit humans to fight disease?

Over the past two decades, gene therapy has come of age, but there are different means of delivering genetic payload.

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.

Supercharged brains and the quest to think better and faster

When it comes to the mind, there are a host of drugs that have become popular in various settings as nootropics or “smart drugs”.

What can we learn from animals who live for centuries

Study of the molecular biology of such animals might lead to new therapies for cancer and ageing and diseases with associated genetic links to ageing.

Is brain hacking possible?

Within four years DARPA wants a nickle-size, wireless device able to record activity of 1 million neurons at once.

Quest to colonize space demands boost from biotechnology, synthetic biology

Synthetic biology will become indispensable to establish a long-term human presence off-Earth, namely colonization.

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