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We can identify ‘bad’ genes. Why can’t we use CRISPR gene editing to get rid of them?

A desirable option would be to use CRISPR gene editing to essentially cut out the unwanted gene. There are, however, many challenges ahead.

The Race to Colonize the Red Planet

The dream to become a multi-planetary species is becoming the most sought-out goal in space exploration.

How synthetic biology will improve Earth and space exploration

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.

Six Reasons Why Humans Should Return to the Moon

Let’s take a look at some prime examples of how humanity’s expected return to the lunar surface could help life here on Earth.

How the “prosperity gospel” convinces poor people to give everything to grifty millionaire preachers

The prosperity gospel is the most predatory form of mainstream religion in practice today, and it benefits from the US tax code.

Our Genetically Engineered Future Is Closer Than You Think

Our best shared values can help us navigate the almost unimaginable opportunities and very real challenges that lie ahead.

When it comes to contraception and abortion, the Catholic Church remains in the Middle Ages

Ignoring scientific discoveries, as it did in the Galileo trial, Church doctrine reaches erroneous moral conclusions.

From Human To Cyborg: Are You Willing To Augment Your Body?

As technological innovations multiply day by day, it will be more and more usual to augment our bodies with the help of machines.

Neil Gorsuch says no-one can sue to stop government establishing religion

All Americans are already "coerced" into providing tens-of-billions of dollars annually in free, tax-exempt welfare to churches.

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