Genetic Engineering

Become an Expert on Genetic Engineering With This CRISPR Infographic

In recent years, genetic Engineering has cemented its status as one of the most exciting (and controversial) areas of modern science....

Kieran Dickson
Thursday, 17 September 2015 - 7:08AM

Is Genetic Engineering Protected Under the First Amendment?

Is genetic engineering "protected speech"?

Janey Tracey
Monday, 14 September 2015 - 4:31PM

A New Kind of Eternal Life: The Growing Christian Transhumanism Movement

Transhumanism, the movement which aims to use science fiction-esque methods such as brain uploading, cyborgism, and cryogenics to...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 14 August 2015 - 2:53PM

Attempts to Revive Wooly Mammoths Could Provide the Answer to Earth's Extinction Crisis

Endangered species could soon be benefitting from attempts to bring back their long-extinct ancestors

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 17 June 2015 - 6:24PM

Watch: All the Reasons the Science of Jurassic Park Is 'Just Awful'

Jurassic Park could never happen, but we love it anyway.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 11 June 2015 - 10:26AM

Paleontologist Explains Why Jurassic World is More Scientifically Viable Than Jurassic Park

When it comes to pulling a John Hammond and cloning dinosaurs, the scientific community is generally agreed that a real-life Jurassic...

Kieran Dickson
Friday, 05 June 2015 - 4:41PM

The White House Calls for Scientists to Hold Off on Human Gene Editing

After Chinese scientists edited the genetic material of human embryos for the first time, the White House calls for a moratorium on...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - 4:02PM

The Science of Jurassic World - How the Humble Chicken Could Aid the Creation of Real Life Dinosaurs

Is it possible to genetically engineer dinosaurs? A renowned Paleontologist reveals how the humble chicken could be key to a real life...

Alexandra Grunberg
Monday, 11 May 2015 - 5:07AM

Journal Defends Controversial Decision to Publish Study on the Genetic Modification of Human Embryos

Protein and Cell issues a statement defending their decision to publish a controversial paper detailing the genetic modification of...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 4:48PM

Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos for the First Time in History

Geneticists in China modify the genomes of embryos for the first time in history, re-igniting an ethical debate.

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 23 April 2015 - 1:10PM

That 'Tony Stark' Craigslist Ad Was Made by a NASA Scientist Who Thinks Criminals Will Frame People with Genetic Engineering

That hilarious Craigslist ad from a "recovering alcoholic billionaire" was actually a NASA scientist, here to warn us that criminals...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 - 11:09AM

Scientists Wary of Human Genome Editing Consequences

With technology that holds the power to repair or enhance any human gene, ethics and safety are bound to come into question. This...

Noelle Phansalkar
Friday, 20 March 2015 - 11:16AM

The Best of #CrimeHeadlinesFrom2025

Technology and science-oriented radio program Science Friday recently discussed the potential for technology to lead to unforeseen...

Janey Tracey
Thursday, 26 February 2015 - 5:03PM

Mind-Control Device Allows Us to Turn Genes On and Off Using Only Our Minds

Swiss scientists have built a device that allows humans to determine gene expression using only the power of thought. Their experiment...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 11 November 2014 - 2:37PM

Genetically Engineered Superintelligent Humans Could Have an IQ of 1000

Could future humans be ten times as intelligent as the average human? In a new study, Michigan State theoretical physicist Stephen Hsu...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 22 October 2014 - 4:13PM

Australian Corporations Can Patent Human Genes

Remember on Orphan Black, when (spoiler!) Cosima discovered that the big bad corporation had patented the clones' genomes? Although we...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 05 September 2014 - 3:37PM

Will Superintelligent Modified Humans Cease to Be Human?

Should transhumanism be replaced with posthumanism? Transhumanism is a broad term for the belief that humans will someday evolve...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 29 August 2014 - 4:15PM

Procedure to Create Three-Parent Babies to Be Legalized in April?

Could we have babies with three parents within the next year? Researchers have rapidly been working towards creating children with...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 12:46PM

Molecular Scissors Cut HIV from a Human Cell

Can we literally cut HIV from the body? Researchers from Temple University have used what they call "molecular scissors" to cut a...

Janey Tracey
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 12:07PM

Will We Genetically Engineer Humans to Save the Environment?

Will we eventually decide to engineer a more sustainable version of humanity? NYU director of Bioethics Matthew Liao said, “We tried...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 16 July 2014 - 1:58PM