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4 innovations—including stronger gene-editing skills—that would allow us to rewrite genomes from the ground up

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The ability to read genomes has transformed our understanding of biology. Being able to write them would give us unprecedented ...
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Viewpoint: There’s reason for optimism about AI’s ability to diagnose illnesses—but there’s also a lot of hype

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Medicine is one of the hottest fields when it comes to applying AI to real-world problems, in particular using deep learning systems to ...
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Like it or not, the ‘Pandora’s box’ of gene-edited babies has been opened

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Denis Rebrikov is the head of a genome-editing laboratory at the Kulakov National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Russia’s largest ...
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3D printed organs: We’re closer to solving the problem of how to supply them with blood

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We’re tantalizingly close to growing organs in the lab, but the biggest remaining challenge has been creating the fine networks ...
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Why Microsoft wants to design a system that stores data in DNA

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DNA is emerging as an ultra-compact way of storing it all, and now researchers supported by Microsoft have created the first ...
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Should law enforcement have a universal genetic forensic database?

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The idea of the government having access to every citizen’s DNA might sound like an Orwellian nightmare, but recent events suggest we’re ...
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What good is eternal life if we can’t stay young?

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Longer lives seem attractive, but as we age we become susceptible to a host of late-life diseases that can prevent ...
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Wearable robotic ‘exoskeletons’ merge humanity and machinery

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Ever since the appearance of the power loader in the sci-fi classic Aliens, the idea that powered exoskeletons could let workers ...
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‘Animal uplift’: Could we—and should we—make animals smarter?

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

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DNA-based technology’s entry into the mainstream has been picking up lately.... But rapid advances mean it is becoming increasingly feasible ...
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Animal cyborgs: 6 nature-inspired robots that could revolutionize science, medicine and farming

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

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Unlike previous approaches to GM crops that introduce foreign DNA into an organism, genome editing achieves much the same outcome ...