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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, ...

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 ...

Why 2018 was such a big year for DNA data

MIT Technology Review | 
These were some of the surprising new uses of DNA information that emerged over the last 12 months as genetic ...

Chinese researcher’s claims of gene-edited babies prompts investigation

MIT Technology Review | 
A Chinese researcher who claims to have created the first gene-edited babies, He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and ...

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

MIT Technology Review | 
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Can genes predict our chances of educational success?

MIT Technology Review | 
The largest-ever genetic study on human cognition has found more than 1,000 links between people’s genes and how far they ...

Scientist chases cure for her rare brain disorder using ‘clear genetic blueprint’

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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

So we can clone our pets—are we moving closer to humans?

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The story that sent shivers up my spine...was about Monni Must, a Michigan portrait photographer who paid to clone Billy ...

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 ...