Genetic engineering has been used for years in medicine, agriculture and industry, but is entering a new phase.
A poll conducted at the turn of the century found 71 percent of the public saying that they would consider xenotransplantation
Experts believe it is only a matter of time before cloning becomes a viable option for species conservation.
Thus far some 80 genes have been identified that are likely to be involved in the keeping the lifespan of bowhead whales very long.
If I determined that the benefits of genome-based embryo selection outweighed the risks, and, critically, my partner felt the same, I would do it.
Our species is on the cusp of a revolution that will change every aspect of our lives but we’re hardly talking about it.
There could be a way of predicting – and preventing – which children will go on to have low intelligence.