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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.

Genetic Engineering Might Help Pave Humanity’s Way to Mars

A future manned mission to Mars might require mankind not just to improve its technological capabilities but also to tweak human DNA.

Synthetic biology crucial to human missions to Mars

In the case of Mars, a major resource that can be processed by synthetic biology is the atmosphere.

Biotechnology, synthetic biology keys to humans colonizing other planets

Living anywhere in our Solar System beyond Earth will require the same level of protection that an astronaut needs while walking in space.

The Future of Human Evolution in Space

What will humans look like in the distant future? Space travel may may affect both biological and technological changes in our species.

Engineering Living Organisms Could Be the World’s Biggest Industry

If you can synthesize DNA faster, then you can conduct more experiments and learn faster. That’s what I’d like to see. More people programming life.

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.

How synthetic biology will improve Earth and space exploration

The same synthetic biology technologies that will help sustain us on Earth will also support our journey to inhabit the stars.

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.

Genetically engineering humans to survive missions to Mars is coming

One of the biggest concerns that space agencies like NASA and SpaceX have when it comes to bringing humans to Planet Mars is survival.

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