A desirable option would be to use CRISPR gene editing to essentially cut out the unwanted gene. There are, however, many challenges ahead.
The dream to become a multi-planetary species is becoming the most sought-out goal in space exploration.
The same synthetic biology technologies that will help sustain us on Earth will also support our journey to inhabit the stars.
Let’s take a look at some prime examples of how humanity’s expected return to the lunar surface could help life here on Earth.
Being able to replicate neural behaviour on an electronic chip offers exciting avenues for research to better understand the brain.
Regenerative medicine is promising and exciting to hear about, but reports on limb regrowth should be taken with caution.
Developers have high hopes for the technology, which they say could be used in everything from healthcare to education.
Genetic studies have now firmly established that ageing is regulated by specific genes conserved from yeast to mice.
Our best shared values can help us navigate the almost unimaginable opportunities and very real challenges that lie ahead.
Doctors are preparing to test a brain-computer interface that can be implanted onto a human brain, no open surgery required.