Delivering gene therapy directly to the fetus of a pregnant mother is something that biotechnology futurists have dreamed about since the late 1990s.
When it comes to genome editing, designer babies really should not be the first scenario that comes to mind.
More of us are asking this question: why not also use genome sequencing to help seemingly healthy people screen for all sorts of conditions?
The uses of the sequencer in Earth orbit – and eventually on the Moon and on flights to Mars or asteroids – will be multifold.
In May 2016, a group of scientists met to plan HGP-write, a project designed to create an entire functioning human genome out of chemicals.
What’s next for DNA nanotechnology? It is hard to know but, with DNA, nature has given us a very versatile tool.
We're in the midst of a CRISPR craze, with numerous stories on how CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing will change the world.
Given the continuing progression of genetic technology we can expect to learn a whole lot more about ancient humans.
We have all the tools we need to alter the genetic makeup of our species. The realization is inevitable. Timing is the only variable.
Researchers are moving forward with attempts to make edits to human embryos using CRISPR and other genome editing techniques.