Could humans learn to love sex robots?

Could humans learn to love sex robots?

Kate Devlin says she does, occasionally, get a little weary of being pigeonholed as “that sex robot woman.” … “There’s ...
Mass tragedies underscore desperate need for synthetic blood

Mass tragedies underscore desperate need for synthetic blood

Scientists have been working on creating synthetic blood for years now. The hope is that this substance will have a ...
Turning human ‘biosolids’ into fertilizer raises health concerns

Turning human ‘biosolids’ into fertilizer raises health concerns

New research suggests [that using sewage as fertilizer, also known as 'biosolids'] could be a problem, as contaminants are now ...
Is there a weight lifting strength gene and can it increase the effectiveness of steroids?

Is there a weight lifting strength gene and can it increase the effectiveness of steroids?

Researchers have isolated a genetic variant that has a strong correlation with success in power sports such as sprinting and ...
Pro-life movement poses obstacles for CRISPR editing of human embryos

Pro-life movement poses obstacles for CRISPR editing of human embryos

It's hard to discuss CRISPR without discussing, even tangentially, the issue of abortion. The gene editing technology has now been ...
No turning back: Why discussions on gene editing must reach the American public

No turning back: Why discussions on gene editing must reach the American public

[F]or the first time, scientists in China announced they had successfully edited the genes of fertilized human embryos, and fully ...
America's refusal to embrace gene editing could start the next Cold War

America’s refusal to embrace gene editing could start the next Cold War

Unlike other epic scientific advances...the immediate effect of genetic editing technology is not dangerous. Yet, it stands to be just ...

Startup developing fragrant GMO moss to act as living air freshener

Over three years ago ... Antony Evans, CEO of synthetic biology startup company TAXA Biotechnologies, launched a Kickstarter project to raise money for a ...

Full Zika DNA sequence found in semen may help reveal how disease is sexually transmitted

Researchers have found the first full DNA sequence of the Zika virus from a semen sample, according to a study ...
Transplanted stem cells can induce heart to heal itself

Transplanted stem cells can induce heart to heal itself

Heart disease, the thing that kills more Americans than any other cause, is a process...What makes heart disease a seemingly ...

Almost one-fifth of Canadians trust intuition over science on GMOs

[The] Leger survey, [is] done for the Ontario Science Centre to mark Canada's Science Literacy Week... The survey suggests [Canadians have] got ...
Gene editing raises concerns about furthering divide between rich and poor

Gene editing raises concerns about furthering divide between rich and poor

Scientists are pioneering the ability to tweak our DNA to wipe out disease and maybe even allow us to choose ...
Gene editing will challenge ethics at Biological Weapons Convention

Gene editing will challenge ethics at Biological Weapons Convention

[T]he signatory nations of the Biological Weapons Convention (BWC) will meet [on December 2016]...to discuss the state of bioweapons globally...[T]he world ...
Designer babies would allow parents to select child they feel most fit to raise, says bioethicist

Designer babies would allow parents to select child they feel most fit to raise, says bioethicist

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The stream of breakthroughs ...
Changes in gene expression suggest plants may 'feel' touch

Changes in gene expression suggest plants may ‘feel’ touch

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. By and large, most ...

Why is life’s genetic code so limited?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. All life on Earth ...
Fertility health apps: Who sees your data?

Fertility health apps: Who sees your data?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Silicon Valley wants to ...

Can GM maggots save us from antibiotic resistant bacteria?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A world without antibiotics ...

CRISPR ‘democratizing’ genetics, medicine

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. When Feng Zhang was ...
Would transhumanists use CRISPR to edit their own genome?

Would transhumanists use CRISPR to edit their own genome?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Geneticists developing powerful genome ...

Your future perfume may come from genetically engineered microbes

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  A synthetic biology foundry ...

Overcompensating? Howler monkeys with loudest mating calls have smallest testicles

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Howler monkeys are the ...
More evidence antioxidants can be dangerous, likely raise cancer risk

More evidence antioxidants can be dangerous, likely raise cancer risk

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Antioxidants have been pitched ...
Scientists working on "undo button" if genome modifications go awry

Scientists working on “undo button” if genome modifications go awry

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Eradicating malaria and dengue ...
Is genetic engineering research a constitutionally protected right?

Is genetic engineering research a constitutionally protected right?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  The dawn of cheap ...

Upgrading photosynthesis through genetic engineering

The amount of land dedicated to farming is shrinking, the world's crop productivity is stagnating, and the population is still ...

Project aims to develop biotech disease-resistant potato to pass both US and EU regulations

Spuds are a staple diet for many people on Earth. While potatoes seem like robust vegetables, they’re actually pretty susceptible ...

Genetic engineering could fix deadly banana virus

You might be glad you stored those 18 black bananas in your freezer ("in case you want to make muffins"), ...