Genetic Engineering

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

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