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Is Preventive Genomics Elitist?

People expect health care products that are medically beneficial to be available to more than just those people who can pay for them.

The Pros And Cons Of Genetically Engineering Humans

Today there is a lot of fear around the prospect of genetically modify humans beings. Yet this will become more commonplace in the coming decades.

Will Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCIs) make us Telepathic?

The biggest use of this technology would be in the medical field, where neural interfaces will treat diseases like Alzheimer’s.

How Gene Editing Is Changing the World

In “Hacking the Code of Life”, Nessa Carey explores advances that are giving us new powers to alter the genome.

Linking brains to computers: how new implants are helping us achieve this goal

It is important that we continue to push the boundaries of modern science to give medical professionals the best possible tools to do their jobs.

Our Best Values Must Guide Our Most Powerful Technologies

Our future is at stake and we all, or at least as many as possible, must play a role determining how we move forward.

We can identify ‘bad’ genes. Why can’t we use CRISPR gene editing to get rid of them?

A desirable option would be to use CRISPR gene editing to essentially cut out the unwanted gene. There are, however, many challenges ahead.

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.

Human-animal hybrids are coming and could be used to grow organs for transplant – a philosopher weighs in

Some might feel that human-animal hybrids are a threat to human dignity. But it’s difficult to specify what this claim really amounts to.

Creating Superman (and woman): Who benefits from human enhancement?

From any combination of a number of approaches, real-life human enhancement is looking ever more achievable.

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