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Curing the disease known as aging

Is aging a process that we simply have to accept as a fact of life or is it something we ...
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Should we control sex to protect humanity’s future?

The more we know about the nature of reproduction, the more we can control it -- and our own future ...
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DNA screening is part of the new eugenics—and that’s okay

Modern genetic screening is not driven by a draconian desire to “improve” the species. This "new eugenics" is driven by ...
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Far-fetched ethical questions that are about to get real

Science fiction's favorite moral quandaries are suddenly pressing concerns ...
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No, this is not how the human face might look in 100,000 years

One artist’s vision of what humanity will look like in 100,000 years includes huge eyes and foreheads. Apparently, we’re all ...
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Centenarian genetics: The search for longevity-enhancing biotech

People who live past age 100 develop diseases at much later ages than the rest of us. Scientists are working ...
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The genetic fountain of youth?

Nir Barzilai at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine has spent more than twenty years trying to pinpoint the genes ...

What does it mean to be posthuman?

The following is an excerpt of a longer story. How would you like to be a posthuman? You know, a ...

“World’s first GM babies born” — 12-year-old article continues to cause confusion

The following is an excerpt. An undated Daily Mail article that is actually over a decade old continues to spread misinformation about ...
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How to genetically engineer humans, safely

In a post for Project Syndicate, biomedical ethics professor Maxwell Mehlman outlines the challenges of safely genetically engineering humans. Among ...
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Will animal-machine hybrids fight our next war?

The U.S. government is looking to animal-machine hybrids to safeguard the country and its citizens. The same advances that have ...

Pathway to transhumanism differs for political right and left

Transhumanist thought has been no exception, evident across the political spectrum - but tending to differ in line with the ...
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Using stem cells to regenerate cartilage

A team of Malaysian doctors achieved success and gained international attention by being innovative, passionate – and a little bit ...

Myriad Genetics patent dispute: Genes are patentable, and that’s OK, says author

The recent Association for Molecular Pathology v. Myriad Geneticspatent dispute involving two genes for breast and ovarian cancer, BRCA 1 ...

Controversial horse cloning alters Summer Olympics equestrian outlook

For fans of equestrian sports, the very existence of clones holds out the possibility of a game-changer. It won’t be ...