When it comes to the mind, there are a host of drugs that have become popular in various settings as nootropics or “smart drugs”.
A team at Harvard has identified molecules that restore protective caps on the tips of our chromosomes that regulate cells ageing.
Ian Burkhart, who severed his spinal cord in a swimming accident in 2010 is now able to move and feel via a BCI.
As humanity looks outward, we ponder what kind of life we ought to take with us to support outposts and eventually colonies off the Earth.
Synthetic biology involves the rewriting of large segments of the genomes of organisms, resulting in what effectively are new organisms.
Regenerative medicine is promising and exciting to hear about, but reports on limb regrowth should be taken with caution.
A desirable option would be to use CRISPR gene editing to essentially cut out the unwanted gene. There are, however, many challenges ahead.
It is difficult to examine society’s acceptance or rejection of key biotech developments without considering the role played by major religions.
A striking feature of medicine over the past few centuries has been our growing ability to bring people back from the "dead".
The clinical trial at the Oregan Health & Science University was performed to treat a blindness-causing gene mutation.