Our future is at stake and we all, or at least as many as possible, must play a role determining how we move forward.
A desirable option would be to use CRISPR gene editing to essentially cut out the unwanted gene. There are, however, many challenges ahead.
The same synthetic biology technologies that will help sustain us on Earth will also support our journey to inhabit the stars.
Human-animal hybrids are coming and could be used to grow organs for transplant – a philosopher weighs in
Some might feel that human-animal hybrids are a threat to human dignity. But it’s difficult to specify what this claim really amounts to.
From any combination of a number of approaches, real-life human enhancement is looking ever more achievable.
Tiny versions of perfect custom organs are already serving as useful research tools and stepping stones toward full-fledged replacements.
Regenerative medicine is promising and exciting to hear about, but reports on limb regrowth should be taken with caution.
If we want our richly creative and innovative world to thrive, we should seek ways to embrace and preserve our diverse traits.
Synthetic biology involves the rewriting of large segments of the genomes of organisms, resulting in what effectively are new organisms.
Our best shared values can help us navigate the almost unimaginable opportunities and very real challenges that lie ahead.