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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.

The Race to Colonize the Red Planet

The dream to become a multi-planetary species is becoming the most sought-out goal in space exploration.

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.

Six Reasons Why Humans Should Return to the Moon

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.

An electronic chip that makes ‘memories’ is a step towards creating bionic brains

Being able to replicate neural behaviour on an electronic chip offers exciting avenues for research to better understand the brain.

Body part regeneration: How science can make the jump from fantasy to reality

Regenerative medicine is promising and exciting to hear about, but reports on limb regrowth should be taken with caution.

China Moves One Step Closer to Cyborg Future With New Mind-Reading Chip

Developers have high hopes for the technology, which they say could be used in everything from healthcare to education.

Aging: past, present and future

Genetic studies have now firmly established that ageing is regulated by specific genes conserved from yeast to mice.

Our Genetically Engineered Future Is Closer Than You Think

Our best shared values can help us navigate the almost unimaginable opportunities and very real challenges that lie ahead.

This neural implant could radically improve the lives of disabled people

Doctors are preparing to test a brain-computer interface that can be implanted onto a human brain, no open surgery required.

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