Video: Should we modify our genomes to survive in space?

| | October 6, 2016
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With the talk of space exploration and Mars colonization raising hopes of humans becoming an interplanetary species, the issue of surviving in space remains a problem. Microgravity and radiation both pose a threat to our health and safety if we spend too much time in outer space. However, the introduction of gene editing technology may offer a solution. Would it be possible for human beings to modify their own genome to be able to better survive in space? And if so, should they?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion, and analysis. Watch the original video on YouTube: Could we survive prolonged space travel? – Lisa Nip

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