Ian Burkhart, who severed his spinal cord in a swimming accident in 2010 is now able to move and feel via a BCI.
A team at Harvard has identified molecules that restore protective caps on the tips of our chromosomes that regulate cells ageing.
The clinical trial at the Oregan Health & Science University was performed to treat a blindness-causing gene mutation.
Like insulin pumps and cardiac pacemakers, the medical implants of the future will go where they are needed, on or inside the body.
Though scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.
From zinc fingers to TALE, to CRISPR/Cas9 to base editing and now to prime editing, progress in gene editing has been accelerating.
On the horizon is the applicability of the technology to Duchenne muscular dystrophy and myotonic dystrophy type 1.
The invention opens doors for curing diseases where the biological neurons are not functioning properly.
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.