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Modern love or eugenics? Genetics pioneer George Church’s dating app matches DNA to ‘wipe out’ inherited disease

Antonio Regalado | 
George Church made a passing comment about a genetic dating app his lab was developing that he said could wipe ...

Excerpts from unpublished paper reveal ‘damning’ details suggesting controversial CRISPR babies’ experiment went awry

Antonio Regalado | 
Titled “Birth of Twins After Genome Editing for HIV Resistance,” and 4,699 words long, the still unpublished paper was authored ...
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‘It raises all kind of questions about eugenics’: Startup offering to screen embryos to help parents pick best babies

Antonio Regalado | 
Anxious couples are approaching fertility doctors in the US with requests for a hotly debated new genetic test being called ...

These gene-edited pigs could eliminate shortage of human organ transplants

Karen Weintraub | 
It’s what’s inside this animal that matters. Her body has been made a little less pig-like, with four genetic modifications ...
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Why the genetic database GEDmatch represents a ‘security risk’ for the US

Antonio Regalado | 
A private DNA ancestry database that’s been used by police to catch criminals is a security risk from which a ...

The frightening thing about military AI: It may be too easily fooled, ‘turned against it owners’

Will Knight | 
Last March, Chinese researchers announced an ingenious and potentially devastating attack against one of America’s most prized technological assets—a Tesla ...
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‘A new kind of super-warrior’: US military pursuing mind controlled drones

Paul Tullis | 
Surgery is expensive, and surgery to create a new kind of super-warrior is ethically complicated. A mind-reading device that requires ...

Battling insomnia with a host of high-tech hacks. Do they work?

Charlotte Jee | 
In the US alone, [there’s] 82 million people who struggle with sleep. Given those figures, it’s no wonder there are ...
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Paralyzed man walks, using exoskeleton suit controlled by brain implants

Charlotte Jee | 
The news: A paralyzed man has walked again thanks to a brain-controlled exoskeleton suit. Within the safety of a lab setting, ...

Will the future of CRISPR babies be decided by Russian president Vladimir Putin?

Antonio Regalado | 
The future of genetically modified babies may lie in the hands of Russian president Vladimir Putin, Bloomberg reported over the weekend ...
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Asia is pulling ahead in the AI race – but are ethics being prioritized?

Globally, future outlooks for artificial intelligence (AI) swing between two extremes—excited anticipation about the positive impact AI will have on ...
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Can we trust self-regulation? As artificial embryos creep closer to the real thing, when do we hit pause?

Antonio Regalado | 
[R]esearchers at the University of Michigan are reporting that they’ve learned to efficiently manufacture realistic models of human embryos from stem cells ...

How CRISPR could help eradicate chronic pain

Antonio Regalado | 
The street performer was only 10 years old. He put knives through his arms and walked on hot embers. By ...
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Bacterial gene found in CRISPR-edited cow DNA raises new regulatory hurdles for animal gene editing

Antonio Regalado | 
They were the poster animals for the gene-editing revolution, appearing in story after story. By adding just a few letters ...
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An argument for why no one should live past 75

Ezekiel Emanuel, Stephen Hall | 
[Physician Ezekiel] Emanuel vowed to refuse not only heroic medical interventions once he turned 75, but also antibiotics and vaccinations ...

Inside the transhumanist quest for ‘super-longevity’

Antonio Regalado | 
Transhumanism is a patchwork of beliefs about how technology will enhance the human condition, maybe radically so. There are Extropians ...
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If we classified aging as a disease, would it change the way we treat it?

David Adam | 
What would change if we classified aging itself as the disease?  David Sinclair, a geneticist at Harvard Medical School, is ...
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‘Elixir of life’: Can epigenetic reprogramming help us live longer and healthier?

Erika Hayasaki | 
[Juan Carlos]  Izpisúa Belmonte can rejuvenate aging, dying animals. He can rewind time. But just as quickly as he blows ...
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Improving artificial intelligence by teaching our machines to reason

Karen Hao | 
Deep learning, the category of AI algorithms that kick-started the field’s most recent revolution, has made immense strides in giving ...
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What we know about Elon Musk’s ‘dramatic’ plan to link human brains to computers through implants

Antonio Regalado | 
[July 16], fans and haters of Elon Musk turned out by the thousands to watch an internet live-stream of the ...
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Will China tell the world about its third controversial CRISPR baby?

Antonio Regalado | 
The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, held in Hong Kong last November, was meant to debate the pros ...

Monkeys given gene-edited pig organs in quest to address human transplant shortage

Karen Weintraub | 
In 2017, Harvard University geneticist George Church predicted that gene-edited pig organs would be transplanted into people within two years—maybe ...
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CRISPR babies with ‘protective’ HIV mutation could have shorter life span

Antonio Regalado | 
When the Chinese scientist He Jiankui created the first gene-edited children, he dreamed of improving the world. He believed the ...
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Why biotech firms are jumping into the cannabis business

Antonio Regalado | 
As biotechnology embraces the legal cannabis industry, not a few of its executives are grappling with a dilemma: what will ...
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Searching for a CRISPR antidote in case gene editing is used as a weapon

Antonio Regalado | 
[W]hat’s to stop a madman, terrorist, or state from employing CRISPR to cause harm?... In her book A Crack in Creation, ...

Testing human intelligence by putting our brain genes in monkeys

Antonio Regalado | 
Human intelligence is one of evolution’s most consequential inventions. It is the result of a sprint that started millions of ...

Gene-editing rock stars: Geneticists set record with 13,200 CRISPR edits of single cell, opening door to ‘radical redesign’ of species

Anthony Regalado | 
Since its invention, CRISPR has let scientists introduce DNA changes at specific locations in a genome. Often these precise changes ...

Top CRISPR researchers want global moratorium on heritable gene editing

Niall Firth | 
After the first International Summit on Human Gene Editing in December 2015, a statement was released. The organizers were unanimous ...