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Biotechnology, synthetic biology keys to humans colonizing other planets

Living anywhere in our Solar System beyond Earth will require the same level of protection that an astronaut needs while walking in space.

Engineering Living Organisms Could Be the World’s Biggest Industry

If you can synthesize DNA faster, then you can conduct more experiments and learn faster. That’s what I’d like to see. More people programming life.

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.

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.

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.

Is it time to use CRISPR to save biodiversity?

Though scientists are optimistic that CRISPR could help, they also emphasize caution and community engagement in order to get it right.

First-ever in-body CRISPR human trial performed by Clinicians

The clinical trial at the Oregan Health & Science University was performed to treat a blindness-causing gene mutation.

Systems Biology and the Coming of “Big” Science

This truly remarkable time in the biological sciences has the opportunity to effectively attack some of the most fundamental problems of society.

Deep-space travel, colonization may rely on genetically engineered life forms

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.

Why synthetic biology is about much more than resurrecting woolly mammoths

Synthetic biology involves the rewriting of large segments of the genomes of organisms, resulting in what effectively are new organisms.

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