challenging religious privilege in public life



5 brain technologies that will shape our future

While some of these applications seem far off, many are closer than you might realize. Here are five emerging technologies.

It is time to classify biological aging as a disease

We can now improve the lifespan of C. elegans, more than double the lifespan of flies and mice, and improve the lifespan of rats.

Q&A: What’s the future of genetic engineering?

Genetic engineering has been used for years in medicine, agriculture and industry, but is entering a new phase.

Would I Genetically Enhance My Own Children?

If I determined that the benefits of genome-based embryo selection outweighed the risks, and, critically, my partner felt the same, I would do it.

Our Genetic Future Is Coming… Faster Than We Think

Our species is on the cusp of a revolution that will change every aspect of our lives but we’re hardly talking about it.

Systems Biology and the Coming of “Big” Science

This truly remarkable time in the biological sciences has the opportunity to effectively attack some of the most fundamental problems of society.