challenging religious privilege in public life



We helped track 77 species for up to 60 years to try to reveal the secrets of long life. And some don’t seem to age at all

Understanding what drives long life in other animals might lead to different biomedical targets to study humans too.

What is gene editing and how could it shape our future?

Unless governments work with scientists to regulate its use, gene editing could become another technology that benefits only the wealthiest people.

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

CRISPR gene editing can help prevent diseases like HIV and cancer, make crops more hardy, and tackle the climate crisis.

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.