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A brain-computer interface restores a paralyzed man’s vital senses

Ian Burkhart, who severed his spinal cord in a swimming accident in 2010 is now able to move and feel via a BCI.

A Major breakthrough in reversing the cellular aging process

A team at Harvard has identified molecules that restore protective caps on the tips of our chromosomes that regulate cells ageing.

First-ever in-body CRISPR human trial performed by Clinicians

The clinical trial at the Oregan Health & Science University was performed to treat a blindness-causing gene mutation.

A Surprising Breakthrough Will Allow Tiny Implants to Fix – and Even Upgrade – Your Body

Like insulin pumps and cardiac pacemakers, the medical implants of the future will go where they are needed, on or inside the body.

Is it time to use CRISPR to save biodiversity?

Though scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.

Gene Editing is Advancing at Breakneck Speed

From zinc fingers to TALE, to CRISPR/Cas9 to base editing and now to prime editing, progress in gene editing has been accelerating.

Stem Cell Therapy Treats Previously Untreatable Diseases

On the horizon is the applicability of the technology to Duchenne muscular dystrophy and myotonic dystrophy type 1.

Scientists finally develop artificial neurons that mimic our brain cells

The invention opens doors for curing diseases where the biological neurons are not functioning properly.

Religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

It is difficult to examine society’s acceptance or rejection of key biotech developments without considering the role played by major religions.

Our brains as hard drives – could we delete, modify or add memories and skills?

At MIT’s Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, for example, scientists have modified memories in mice using an optogenetic interface.

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