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What we know about Elon Musk’s ‘dramatic’ plan to link human brains to computers through implants

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[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?

MIT Technology Review | 
The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, held in Hong Kong last November, was meant to debate the pros ...
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CRISPR babies with ‘protective’ HIV mutation could have shorter life span

MIT Technology Review | 
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

MIT Technology Review | 
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

MIT Technology Review | 
[W]hat’s to stop a madman, terrorist, or state from employing CRISPR to cause harm?... In her book A Crack in Creation, ...
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Testing human intelligence by putting our brain genes in monkeys

MIT Technology Review | 
Human intelligence is one of evolution’s most consequential inventions. It is the result of a sprint that started millions of ...
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Gene therapy could offer ‘one-time genetic tune-up’ for Alzheimer’s patients

MIT Technology Review | 
No one knows for certain what causes Alzheimer’s disease. But one fact about the condition has gained nearly irrefutable status ...
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Did China’s CRISPR babies have their brains enhanced? It’s possible.

MIT Technology Review | 
The brains of two genetically edited girls born in China last year may have been changed in ways that enhance ...
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We are in the midst of a consumer DNA ‘testing frenzy’

MIT Technology Review | 
By the start of 2019, more than 26 million consumers had added their DNA to four leading commercial ancestry and ...
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Are DIY designer babies a real possibility?

MIT Technology Review | 
[Bryan] Bishop, a 29-year-old programmer and Bitcoin investor, has been leaving a trail of comments about human “enhancement” on the ...
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Stanford investigating whether faculty has ties to controversial Chinese CRISPR baby experiment

MIT Technology Review | 
Officials at Stanford University have opened an investigation into what several high-profile faculty members knew about a Chinese effort to ...
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Why we don’t have to worry about ‘designer babies’: Altering intelligence is too hard

MIT Technology Review | 
One of the main worries that the public has about CRISPR is that it could be used to create “designer babies” with increased levels ...
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Why 2018 was such a big year for DNA data

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These were some of the surprising new uses of DNA information that emerged over the last 12 months as genetic ...
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Chinese researcher’s claims of gene-edited babies prompts investigation

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A Chinese researcher who claims to have created the first gene-edited babies, He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and ...
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Inside a couple’s quest to pay for an experimental gene therapy to save their children

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“We need your help, we really do,” Gary [Landsman] says, his voice breaking. The Landsmans’ two sons—Benny, then 18 months, ...
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Storing movies on DNA pellets? School-bus-sized gene storage machine may help pave the way

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In a world awash with data, DNA is a hugely compact way to store it. The data on every iPhone, PC, ...
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Why is former basketball player Shawn Bradley so tall? His DNA could offer the answer

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As a first-round draft pick from Brigham Young University, Shawn Bradley caused a hubbub during the 1993 NBA draft. That ...
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CRISPR treatment for dogs with muscular dystrophy could one day lead to a cure for humans

MIT Technology Review | 
Dogs suffering from muscular dystrophy are having their genomes edited with CRISPR, and the results are “mind-blowing.” Researchers from Texas ...
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Rekindling the debate over using CRISPR to edit human embryos

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Facing criticism from fellow scientists, the researcher behind the world’s largest effort to edit human embryos with CRISPR is vowing ...
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Can genes predict our chances of educational success?

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The largest-ever genetic study on human cognition has found more than 1,000 links between people’s genes and how far they ...
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Scientist chases cure for her rare brain disorder using ‘clear genetic blueprint’

MIT Technology Review | 
In 2011, Sonia Vallabh was handed a genetic report that contained a death sentence. But it also held a map ...
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Could printable lungs solve transplant shortage?

MIT Technology Review | 
[Recently] I had the chance to hold a replica of the upper part of a human airway—the windpipe plus the ...
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What do we have to fear from synthetic bioweapons?

MIT Technology Review | 
A study ordered by the US Department of Defense has concluded that new genetic-engineering tools are expanding the range of malicious ...
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Will this ‘germ game’ help us prepare for a terror attack using a bioengineered virus?

MIT Technology Review | 
In June 2001, a group of government officials and journalists play-acted their way through a “germ game,” a fictional scenario ...
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This journalist lost a bet, and now he has to put his DNA results on the internet

MIT Technology Review | 
It all started after the arrest of the alleged Golden State Killer in April. Police had uploaded crime-scene DNA to ...
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Can we reverse aging in dogs through gene therapy? If so, humans could be next.

MIT Technology Review | 
The world’s most influential synthetic biologist is behind a new company that plans to rejuvenate dogs using gene therapy. If ...
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So we can clone our pets—are we moving closer to humans?

MIT Technology Review | 
The story that sent shivers up my spine...was about Monni Must, a Michigan portrait photographer who paid to clone Billy ...
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Gene therapy and rare diseases: ‘Is curing patients a sustainable business model?’

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An analyst at Goldman Sachs asked a troubling question...about gene therapy. “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” In social media, reactions ...
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