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How to ensure future brain technologies will help and not harm society

Five possible systemic changes that could help speed up neurotechnology developments to meet pressing health challenges.

Genetic editing is like playing God – and what’s wrong with that?

There’s no grand plan and no reason why nature shouldn’t, like the rest of us, occasionally make terrible mistakes.

What’s stopping us from using CRISPR to gene edit humans to fight disease?

Over the past two decades, gene therapy has come of age, but there are different means of delivering genetic payload.

Why it’s time to think of aging as an illness

Considering aging a disease or a medical condition is actually important because at stake is government approval for anti-aging drug trials.

Forget AI. The real revolution could be IA

AI refers to efforts to replace people with machines. But AI has a counterpart, known as intelligence augmentation, or IA.

How gene therapy could help astronauts survive deep space deadly radiation

NASA has turned to the fast-moving world of gene therapy to solve several potential medical issues facing astronauts on lengthy space missions.

A Case for Neural Augmentation

There is little reluctance to consider implants for somebody who is paralysed or has lost a limb. So what about implants in normal people?

Worms may hold the secret to longer life

Research into the remarkable regenerative powers of worms could help humans live longer and healthier lives.

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Startup Livestreams Major Progress on Brain-Computer Interfaces

Using tiny “threads” thinner than human hair, Neuralink said that it has made great strides in building a "symbiosis" between man and machine.

Quest to colonize space demands boost from biotechnology, synthetic biology

Synthetic biology will become indispensable to establish a long-term human presence off-Earth, namely colonization.

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