Genetic Engineering

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

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