If early colonies are restocked with new recruits from Earth, physiological changes will be modest. But subsequent colonists may sever the umbilical.
What will humans look like in the distant future? Space travel may may affect both biological and technological changes in our species.
NASA has turned to the fast-moving world of gene therapy to solve several potential medical issues facing astronauts on lengthy space missions.
The motivation to settle space comes from the notion that our long-term survival may depend on being a multiplanetary species.
One of the biggest concerns that space agencies like NASA and SpaceX have when it comes to bringing humans to Planet Mars is survival.
Is natural selection still a major force in human evolution? We’ve been taught to think the answer must be yes. But is it really true?
When it comes to the mind, there are a host of drugs that have become popular in various settings as nootropics or “smart drugs”.
At MIT’s Center for Neural Circuit Genetics, for example, scientists have modified memories in mice using an optogenetic interface.
From any combination of a number of approaches, real-life human enhancement is looking ever more achievable.
Our species is on the cusp of a revolution that will change every aspect of our lives but we’re hardly talking about it.