In a ground-breaking experiment, researchers have successfully created the first human-monkey chimera.
A new CRISPR method allows researchers to silence most genes in the human genome and then reverse the changes.
Researchers have successfully grown model versions of early human embryos by "reprogramming" cells from human skin.
It is assured that work will proceed in gene editing, both official and undocumented, and the best we can do is prepare for the ramifications.
New CRISPR technology could revolutionise gene therapy, offering new hope to people with genetic diseases
Using 'base editing', researchers have cured progeria in mice. This genetic syndrome causes premature ageing in humans.
Genetic engineering transformed stem cells into working mini-livers that extended the life of mice with liver disease
Scientists are figuring out the genes necessary to produce the variety of mature cells needed to construct a functioning liver.
Gene therapy trials are underway for several different genetic diseases, including sickle cell anemia and Alzheimer's, among others.
A future manned mission to Mars might require mankind not just to improve its technological capabilities but also to tweak human DNA.
A team at Harvard has identified molecules that restore protective caps on the tips of our chromosomes that regulate cells ageing.
This truly remarkable time in the biological sciences has the opportunity to effectively attack some of the most fundamental problems of society.