Genetic Engineering

So... A "Private Lab" Supposedly Wants to Clone Jesus' Daughter

Could we clone Jesus' daughter? (No, no we can't.) A video from paranormal/conspiracy channel Night Terrors claims that a private lab...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 09 September 2016 - 12:09PM

Oscar Sharp is Directing a Movie About the Attempted De-Extinction of the Woolly Mammoth

Did you enjoy Jurassic Park, but wished it was grounded in something a little more....realistic? Do you like your big screen...

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 12:47PM

Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter's Genetic Material Was Stolen

In today's installment of "truth is stranger than fiction," Marvel CEO Isaac Perlmutter may have been the victim of "genetic larceny."...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 August 2016 - 12:24PM

Dolly the Sheep Has Four Clones, and They're Aging Normally

Two decades ago, the first-ever animal to be cloned from an adult cell, Dolly the sheep was born (July 5 would have been her 20th...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 4:58PM

The Majority of Americans Are Worried About Designer Babies and Brain Chip Implants

While sci-fi has been portraying technologies like human genetic modification and cognitive enhancers for decades, real-life...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 July 2016 - 11:38AM

Chinese Scientists to Rewrite Human DNA for the First Time in History

Editing the human genome has been a controversial topic in the scientific community, but next month, a group of Chinese researchers...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 25 July 2016 - 5:21PM

Scientists Working on Pig/Human Hybrid Embryos

Scientists in the U.S. have injected human stem cells into pig embryos in an attempt to see if working human organs are able to be...

Johnny Brayson
Monday, 06 June 2016 - 6:21PM

Why Orphan Black's "Designer Baby" Big Bad Isn't Too Far from Reality

Orphan Black had quite a few crazy revelations last night--M.K. is officially a Helsinki survivor! Rachel is letting Charlotte die!...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 06 May 2016 - 1:37PM

Scientists Find Genetic Mutants Who Are Immune to Heritable Diseases

Have scientists discovered a real-life version of the X-Men? A recent genetic study uncovered a small proportion of individuals with...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 14 April 2016 - 2:00PM

Scientists Grow "Dinosaur Legs" in Chicken Embryos

It's said that dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago, but we technically still have dinosaurs running around Earth today (or at...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 March 2016 - 2:25PM

Male Mice Born Without Y Chromosomes Can Still Reproduce

Will the Y chromosome someday be rendered obsolete? According to a new study, mice bred without their Y chromosomes can still breed as...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 03 February 2016 - 3:29PM

First Documented Case of "Genetic Discrimination": Has the Future of Gattaca Arrived?

A child was removed from his school based on his genetics, and for the first time ever, the lawsuit against the school is alleging...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 02 February 2016 - 3:23PM

UK Scientists Get the Greenlight to Genetically Modify Human Embryos

For the first time in history, a governmental body has officially sanctioned the use of genetic engineering techniques on human...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 01 February 2016 - 12:43PM

The Science of The X-Files: Evil Eves and the Dangers of Human Cloning

It's January, X-Files fans, which means we have less than a month to wait before our favorite alien conspiracy show returns for a...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 15 January 2016 - 5:34PM

Scientists Use CRISPR to Genetically Modify Sterile Malaria-Carrying Mosquitos

Could we see a cure to malaria in the near future? Two recent studies have demonstrated that "gene drives" using the gene editing tool...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 08 December 2015 - 10:16AM

Geneticists Think We Need More Regulation to Prevent "Brave New World" Gene Editing

This week is the International Summit on Human Gene Editing, and geneticists are primarily discussing the wider ramifications of-...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 03 December 2015 - 2:44PM

The FBI Is Worried About Bioterrorists Using Genetic Engineering as a Weapon of Mass Destruction

Could genetic engineering be the next weapon of mass destruction? With gene editing techniques becoming easier and cheaper every day,...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 20 November 2015 - 1:18PM

Theranos's Quick and Easy Genetic Testing Seems Too Good to Be True Because It Probably Is

What is Theranos?Well, I can tell you what Theranos says they are.Their website states, “We define Theranos as: Detecting the onset...

Alexandra Grunberg
Wednesday, 18 November 2015 - 6:32PM

Nanobots, Red Eyes, and Superhuman Abilities: What Will Humans Look Like in 1,000 Years?

What will humans look like in 1,000 years? A new video by ASAP Science, sponsored by National Geographic, attempts to answer this...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 23 October 2015 - 11:14AM

Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify 'Designer' Beagles

Scientists just got one significant step closer to designer babies, as Chinese researchers have managed to create genetically...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 20 October 2015 - 5:45PM