challenging religious privilege in public life



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.

Gene Editing is Advancing at Breakneck Speed

From zinc fingers to TALE, to CRISPR/Cas9 to base editing and now to prime editing, progress in gene editing has been accelerating.

Stem Cell Therapy Treats Previously Untreatable Diseases

On the horizon is the applicability of the technology to Duchenne muscular dystrophy and myotonic dystrophy type 1.

Genetically engineered animals offer fresh hope to heart valve patients

Scientists have cloned a genetically engineered bull which they hope will help heart valve transplant patients lead better quality lives.

Religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

It is difficult to examine society’s acceptance or rejection of key biotech developments without considering the role played by major religions.

10 reasons to build the human genome from scratch

The Human Genome Project launched in 1990 with the goal to read genomes. Now scientists are working to write them.

Our brains as hard drives – could we delete, modify or add memories and skills?

At MIT’s Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, for example, scientists have modified memories in mice using an optogenetic interface.

Is Preventive Genomics Elitist?

People expect health care products that are medically beneficial to be available to more than just those people who can pay for them.

The Pros And Cons Of Genetically Engineering Humans

Today there is a lot of fear around the prospect of genetically modify humans beings. Yet this will become more commonplace in the coming decades.

How Gene Editing Is Changing the World

In “Hacking the Code of Life”, Nessa Carey explores advances that are giving us new powers to alter the genome.