Genetic Engineering

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

The Human Race Will Become Extinct, Unless We Become Less Human

According to Peter Paik, a professor from the University of Milwaukee, the only way to save the human race is to erase everything that...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 30 June 2014 - 10:13AM

Bio-Hacker's Liquid Spray Can Erase Your DNA

"Don't be tracked, analyzed, or cloned."   A new liquid spray can erase anyone's genetic trace. Brooklyn artist and bio-hacker...

Janey Tracey
Friday, 27 June 2014 - 4:22PM

Is Gattaca Becoming a Reality? Scientists May Create Ageless Designer Babies

"Genetics... What can it mean? The ability to perfect the physical and mental characteristics of every unborn child."   A video...

Janey Tracey
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 - 11:33AM

Gene Editing Tool Can Erase HIV?

Researchers at University of California, San Francisco may have found a method of genetic engineering that can cure HIV.   A...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 09 June 2014 - 4:17PM

Three-Parent Babies May Happen Within Two Years

Scientists are rapidly developing techniques that could lead to the birth of a child with three genetic parents. Known as...

Wednesday, 04 June 2014 - 12:58PM

The Resilience Project: Studying Mutants to Cure Genetic Diseases

Researchers from Sage Bionetworks and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai are pursuing a large-scale project to study the role...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 June 2014 - 4:15PM

Breakthroughs in Stem Cell Research Bring Us One Step Closer to Human Cloning

Several studies published in recent weeks have given researchers hope that obstacles facing stem-cell research may be overcome, as...

Janey Tracey
Monday, 02 June 2014 - 2:08PM