Genetic Engineering

Glowing Mosquitos are Genetically Engineered to Prevent Malaria

Every time CRISPR technology makes headlines, it seems like something straight out of science fiction. Luckily, "malaria-resistant...

Jonathan Kesh
Friday, 09 March 2018 - 8:16PM

Scientists Are Raising Human-Sheep Hybrids for Organ Harvesting

Consider the following: roughly 115,000 people are waiting for an organ transplant this very moment. Every ten minutes, a new person...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 - 10:39AM

Bill Gates Wants To Genetically Engineer a 'Super Cow'

In recent years, Bill Gates has started dipping his toes into unusual pools of creativity. The grand high emperor of Microsoft is...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 29 January 2018 - 6:31PM

Scientists Baffled Over Half-Preserved Dinosaur-Like Corpse Found In India

Scientists are trying to identify the remains of a dinosaur-like creature found in India.

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 21 December 2017 - 11:04AM

The US Military Is Bio-Engineering Plants for Surveillance Purposes

Here's a fun piece of new information for you: the The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (commonly known simply as DARPA)...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 22 November 2017 - 8:05PM

A Person's Genes Were Edited Inside Their Body for the First Time

We all have something we don't like about our bodies. Maybe you feel you're too short, or you wish you were less hairy, or you've...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 15 November 2017 - 7:44PM

3 Ways Genetics Can Stop Aging Within Our Lifetime

In science fiction, life extension usually takes one of two paths: sticking a brain in a computer or jar (the Fallout method) or...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 10:04AM

Genetically Engineered Chickens Can Lay Eggs with Cancer-Fighting Proteins

Prescription drugs are usually tasteless at best or disgusting at worst, so the idea of eating food with the medication already...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 15 October 2017 - 4:48PM

The Science of Sci-Fi: How Science Fiction Predicted the Future of Genetics

  Since the golden age of science fiction, many authors have predicted the future with surprising accuracy. Interstellar travel...

Dan Koboldt
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 1:03PM

The US Army Is Creating Real-Life Spider-Man Armor From Genetically Engineered Spider DNA

For anyone who's grown up reading the adventures of Spider-Man in the comics--particularly anything from the Sixties, when he...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 10:09AM

Digital Immortality, The Future of Memory, and Sci-Fi Utopias: An Interview With Dr. Phil Frana

When you sit down with Phil Frana, you better buckle up for a conversation that ranges from the history of artificial intelligence...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 August 2017 - 3:30PM

Scientists Create the First Automated 'Biological Teleporter' and Use It to Fax Viruses

At this moment, in the Synthetic Genomics, Inc. lab (SGI) in San Diego, California, the first-ever biological teleportation device...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 04 August 2017 - 12:42PM

Scientists Now Think the Aging Process Is Reversible

A new form of gene therapy produced rejuvenating effects on mice, according to a new study published in Cell. This rejuvenating...

Noelle Phansalkar
Wednesday, 28 December 2016 - 12:09PM

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