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Project Recode: Can we create synthetic ‘superhero’ human cells immune to viruses, cancer and aging?

Shelly Fan | 
Recently, roughly 200 eminent scientists assembled in Boston. Their agenda? Creating “superhero” human cells impervious to all viral attacks and ...
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Brain-machine interfaces: Biology and body upgrades on the way. How will we handle them?

Raya Bidshahri | 
Upgrading our biology may sound like science fiction, but attempts to improve humanity actually date back thousands of years. Every ...
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‘Animal uplift’: Could we—and should we—make animals smarter?

Edd Gent | 
Advances in neural implants and genetic engineering suggest that in the not–too–distant future we may be able to boost human intelligence. If that’s ...
Nanofabrication: Technology to manufacture almost anything

Nanofabrication: Technology to manufacture almost anything

Thomas Hornigold | 
James Burke has a vision for the future. He believes that by the middle of this century, perhaps as early as ...
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Navigating the ‘promise and peril’ of bioengineering

Thomas Hornigold | 
We’re standing on the threshold of extraordinary capability in synthetic biology. CRISPR-Cas9, the genome editing technique discovered in 2014, is ...
Video: Here’s how CRISPR gene editing works

Video: Here’s how CRISPR gene editing works

Gene editing is in the news a lot these days, but what is it exactly? Gene editing is the process ...
Artificial Intelligence may offer early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Artificial Intelligence may offer early Alzheimer’s diagnosis

Peter Rejeck | 
Canadian researchers at McGill University believe they can predict Alzheimer’s disease up to two years before its onset using big ...
Leukemia treatment using lab-grown blood 'tantalizingly close'

Leukemia treatment using lab-grown blood ‘tantalizingly close’

Shelly Fan | 
A bone marrow transplant is often the only chance for survival [for patients with leukemia and other blood disorders]...Unfortunately, like ...
Does gene editing change who we are as 'humans'?

Does gene editing change who we are as ‘humans’?

Edd Gent | 
DNA-based technology’s entry into the mainstream has been picking up lately.... But rapid advances mean it is becoming increasingly feasible ...
'Backlash' against GMOs may be more about corporate power than science

‘Backlash’ against GMOs may be more about corporate power than science

Vanessa Bates Ramirez | 
Much of the backlash against GMOs is less about genetic engineering and more about the business practices of the corporations ...
Animal cyborgs: 6 nature-inspired robots that could revolutionize science, medicine and farming

Animal cyborgs: 6 nature-inspired robots that could revolutionize science, medicine and farming

Edd Gent | 
1. Light-controlled dragonflies In January, R&D company Draper and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute announced a partnership aimed at turning ...
CRISPR gene editing could speed up photosynthesis and boost crop yields—But it will take time

CRISPR gene editing could speed up photosynthesis and boost crop yields—But it will take time

Edd Gent | 
Unlike previous approaches to GM crops that introduce foreign DNA into an organism, genome editing achieves much the same outcome ...
Homo Evolutis: Will modern humans evolve even further?

Homo Evolutis: Will modern humans evolve even further?

Juan Enriquez | 
[Editor's Note: Juan Enriquez is a researcher, and entrepreneur who has been studying the widespread implications of genomics and other ...
Designer dogs? In pursuit of the perfect, healthy canine companion

Designer dogs? In pursuit of the perfect, healthy canine companion

Vanessa Bates Ramirez | 
Centuries of inbreeding have left many dog breeds with a severely limited gene pool, and this lack of genetic diversity ...
4 ways stem cells could change health and medicine

4 ways stem cells could change health and medicine

Peter Diamandis | 
We are at the cusp of a stem cell revolution. Understanding and harnessing these unique cells may unlock breakthroughs in ...

Will DNA become new storage medium for digital data?

Shelly Fan | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. To most of us, ...
Gene therapy successful in treating leukemia. Can it be used to fight other cancers as well?

Gene therapy successful in treating leukemia. Can it be used to fight other cancers as well?

Cameron Scott | 
A new cancer treatment pioneered at the University of Pennsylvania has generated a lot of excitement in the field and ...
Could doctors diagnose all types of cancer with one drop of blood?

Could doctors diagnose all types of cancer with one drop of blood?

Cameron Scott | 
Despite incredible diversity among cancer cells, researchers and startup companies are hoping to find a silver bullet test to diagnose ...

Doctors faced with rare or difficult cancers can just Google genetic treatments

Cameron Scott | 
Since DNA sequencing began in the 1990s, one of its greatest promises has been that doctors treating cancer could sequence ...

The genetic mystery of the woman who doesn’t grow

Peter Murray | 
Twenty year old Brooke Greenberg hasn’t grown since age five. For the last 15 years mystified doctors have been unable to explain ...
Stem cells restore hearing in deaf gerbils

Stem cells restore hearing in deaf gerbils

Peter Murray | 
In a new study, scientists were able to restore partial hearing to deaf gerbils by implanting human embryonic stem cells ...

Toothless no more- Researchers using stem cells to grow teeth

David Hill | 
It may be hard to remember what it was like to lose a tooth as a child, but many adults ...