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5 ways CRISPR gene editing is shaping the future of food and health

Here are five ways that CRISPR is already having an impact – from the food we eat to the state of our health.

Why the case against designer babies falls apart

It is time we moved away from absolute bans and started focusing on how to mitigate the dangers and risks instead.

Lab-grown mini brains: we can’t dismiss the possibility that they could one day outsmart us

If brains are cultivated in the laboratory, without time limit, could they ever develop a form of consciousness that surpasses human capacity?

The pros and cons of human genetic modification

Genetic editing will change the way we approach healthcare, reproduction, and even our understanding of the human genetic code.

The next frontier in reproductive tourism? Genetic modification

Mitochondrial replacement and gene-editing that create germline modifications are relatively new.

Improving Quality and Length of Life with Stem Cells

A new article has described the ways in which mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs) are being developed to treat age-related diseases.

Is the Human Genome Sacred?

If gene editing has the potential for improving human health, then we should embrace CRISPR's benefits.

Cells routinely self-cannibalize to take out their trash, aiding in survival and disease prevention

The process of autophagy starts when the cell begins to form a membrane near damaged proteins or organelles.

Lab-grown ‘ghost hearts’ work to solve organ transplant shortage by combining a cleaned-out pig heart with a patient’s own stem cells

Lab-grown ‘ghost hearts’ work to solve organ transplant shortage by combining a cleaned-out pig heart with a patient’s own stem cells.

Scientists grow whole model of human embryo, without sperm or egg

Scientists have grown an entity that closely resembles an early human embryo, without using sperm, eggs or a womb.

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