Articles written for the GLP list the source as Genetic Literacy Project. All other articles were written for the sources noted with excerpts provided by the GLP.
young x

Unlocking the ‘deepest secrets of our brains as we grow and age’

Singularity Hub | 
Just as our human relationships and connections can nudge, push, or dramatically shift societal values and consequences, the connections between ...
maxresdefault

Bioprinting human ears inside living mice—all without a single surgical cut

Singularity Hub | 
Tissue engineering just got wilder and weirder. Using nothing but light and bioink, scientists were able to directly print a ...
article e x

Monkey mind control? Ultrasound pulses influence decision making

Singularity Hub | 
A team of scientists was pulsing imperceptible ultrasound waves through his skull into frontal parts of his brain, and tacitly ...
app

‘Digital’ contact tracing: How would the US react to coronavirus containment effort that tracks our cell phones?

Singularity Hub | 
There’s a reason contact tracing has survived the test of time: it works. Thanks to epic efforts at hunting down ...
merlin b fedee fd c fb fb dccb superjumbo

Synthetic biology amps up ‘decades-old’ vaccine technology

Singularity Hub | 
According to STAT, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the National Institute of Health (NIH) are betting on synthetic biology to ...
gerstenkorn aufstechen

Common form of inherited blindness shows ‘massive improvements’ with experimental gene therapy

Singularity Hub | 
This month, K.L. became one of the first patients to receive a new experimental gene therapy for children with a ...
two thirds coronavirus infections undetected x

We’re better at fighting epidemics because of advances in genetic sequencing, synthetic biology and a willingness to collaborate

Singularity Hub | 
It’s impossible not to draw parallels between SARS and the new coronavirus outbreak, COVID-19, that’s been ravaging China and spreading ...
f b

Smartphone as a ‘mood predictor’? This study wants to know if phone-captured data can predict depression

Singularity Hub | 
With digital health, anyone with a wrist wearable or smartphone could potentially contribute in the largest studies ever attempted by ...
ibi kbri

‘It takes a world’: Initiative urges global collaboration to help us understand the human brain

Singularity Hub | 
First envisioned in 2016 through a series of discussions on the “grand challenges” in neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, the International ...
wuu vmunxdlmhq v y few

‘Mini-computers’ found in our neurons could be key to developing more powerful AI networks

Singularity Hub | 
With just their input cables, human neurons can perform difficult logic calculations previously only seen in entire neural networks. To ...
xenotransplantation

Forecasting: 2020 could bring major advances in gene therapies and pig-to-human organ transplants

Singularity Hub | 
Here are two stories in biotech we’re keeping our eyes on. Although successes likely won’t come to fruition this year ...
stress x

Neuroscience had a ‘transformative’ decade, giving us brain-computer interfaces, new research tools

Singularity Hub | 
I rarely use the words transformative or breakthrough for neuroscience findings. The brain is complex, noisy, chaotic, and often unpredictable ...
germlinebreaking

Why it’s so difficult for human embryos to survive CRISPR gene editing

Singularity Hub | 
CRISPR may one day wipe out devastating genetic diseases throughout entire family lines, or even the human race. But to ...
embryos custom c e db ce c f df de ef e s c

Computer simulation suggests we aren’t even close to designing better babies

Singularity Hub | 
It’s difficult to talk about genetic selection without the umbrella of morality or ethics. Yet like all scientific advancements, it ...
d f d d d e f e

Artificial lungs grown in ‘hijacked’ mouse embryo could pave way for human transplants

Singularity Hub | 
Vaping aside, as dangerous air quality becomes increasingly prevalent in cities around the globe, the risk of serious lung disease ...
ht shirley donald keena jef x

Trio of gene therapies seeks to reverse age-related diseases to make us ‘healthy, youthful later in life’

Singularity Hub | 
The legendary synthetic biologist Dr. George Church and team at the Wyss Institute at Harvard University took a first step towards ...
crispr prime

CRISPR got an upgrade. ‘Prime editing’ offers more accurate ‘search-and-replace’

All right, let’s do this one last time. My name is CRISPR. I was made from a bacterial defense system, and ...
consciousness ledefullwidth

‘Scientific fight of the century’: Two theories of consciousness are going head-to-head

Singularity Hub | 
Here’s something you don’t hear every day: two theories of consciousness are about to face off in the scientific fight ...
wm

Astonishing efficiency, unlimited storage: What makes the human brain so powerful?

Singularity Hub | 
[A] team from Washington University in St. Louis combined neural recordings from rats with computer modeling to uncover one of the ...
prfigurektcopy

Artificial intelligence can determine your ‘brain age’ by analyzing MRI scans

Singularity Hub | 
Delaying “brain age” may sound like the latest quick-fix gimmick on a late-night infomercial, but the science underlying the concept ...
db fd ec e e c ccb a be

Are undiscovered antibiotics ‘silently waiting’ in our own bodies? Researchers scour microbiome for helpful genes

Singularity Hub | 
[A] study led by Dr. Mohamed Donia from Princeton University pushed the dark microbiome world into the light by targeting the ...
a b a a a b a a large

AI has a problem with generalization. Human brains may offer a solution.

Singularity Hub | 
Unconstrained by evolution, AI has the potential to churn through vast amounts of data to surpass our puny, fatty central ...
csm fb a

Merging man and machine: Tiny DNA nanomachines control biology, fight cancer

Singularity Hub | 
Chemistry isn’t king when it comes to governing our bodies; physical forces are similarly powerful. The problem is how to ...
optical lace

Robots gain ‘sense of tactile touch’ through light-based nervous system

Singularity Hub | 
This month, a team led by Dr. Rob Shepard at Cornell University [gave robots an artificial nervous system], with a seriously ...
cxxbjlmjv graovkyxv hzm by

Viewpoint: Before we ‘summon the demon’ of AI, we need a global consensus on ethics

Singularity Hub | 
The potential threats of AI are many, and most people agree that ethical AI that benefits humanity as a whole ...
bioengineering l

Uncovering cancer’s history: CRISPR turns cells into ‘molecular recorders’ to track cell changes

Singularity Hub | 
Cancer’s impenetrable secrets partly rely on its mysterious molecular history. As cells turn to the dark side, a whirlwind of ...
ai illustration bjorn oberg beskuren

AI has the power to advance healthcare. Here’s why it hasn’t yet ‘moved the needle’

Singularity Hub | 
The promise of AI to solve our health and wellness woes almost seems inevitable. From DeepMind’s algorithms that match or ...
sog

Powerful CAR-T duo uses artificial ‘claws’ to grab and destroy HIV

Singularity Hub | 
Lengtigen, a biotech company based in Gaithersburg, MD, teamed up with researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in ...
Loading...