Genetic Engineering

Stephen Hawking's Last Book Warns About the Rise of Genetically Engineered Superhumans

There were a lot of things keeping Stephen Hawking awake at night, but among the top three were the imminent AI revolution, the...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 15 October 2018 - 12:31PM

New Study Says Enough People Have Sequenced Their DNA to Endanger Others' Privacy

Sending your DNA off to a genealogy company like 23 and Me and filling the gaps in your family tree has become a fascinating little...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 1:53PM

Chinese Scientists Have Successfully Bred Mice From Two Females Using CRISPR

Sorry fellas, but you can sit this one out. According to CNN, researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have successfully bred...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 12 October 2018 - 11:09AM

What Could Go Wrong? Russian Cloning Facility Plans To Resurrect Ancient Animals, Just Like 'Jurassic Park'

When scientists found a blood-sucking tick from the Cretaceous encased in amber, everybody went wild--"Michael Crichton was right!"...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 19 September 2018 - 12:02PM

This Simple Blood Test Will Reveal Whether You're An Early Bird Or A Night Owl

When most people hear the words "biological clock" they think of the push for someone to settle down and start a family before it's...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 17 September 2018 - 11:21AM

Real-Life X-Men: A Single Genetic Mutation May Have Turned Ancient Humans Into the World's Best Long-Distance Runners

Along with having the most developed brain among all animals on Earth and the distinction of creating both the atomic bomb and the...

Chris Mahon
Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - 12:26PM

We May Finally Know What Dinosaur DNA Looked Like, But Will Scientists Clone a T-Rex?

If you've seen Jurassic Park then you probably remember the scene where they are given a crash course in the science of bringing...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 27 August 2018 - 1:16PM

Scientists Have Tricked Cancer Cells Into Fighting Each Other Using CRISPR

CRISPR technology has come under a lot more public scrutiny in the past few weeks thanks in part to a cautionary segment by John...

Andrew LaSane
Friday, 13 July 2018 - 10:33AM

Humans May Not Be Able to Reproduce on Mars, Study Says

If you're planning on hitching a ride on a Falcon 9 and starting a new life on a Martian colony growing potatoes, we have some bad...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 21 May 2018 - 12:19PM

MRC Scientists Say New Research May Finally Unlock the Mystery of How Life Began on Earth

If you don't buy into the theory of asteroid-driven panspermia, there's another theory for how life developed from Earth's primordial...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 15 May 2018 - 12:41PM

Meet Meenta: The 'Airbnb of Genetics' Puts Gene Sequencing in the Palm of Your Hand

The Airbnb of genetic sequencing is putting access to critical machinery in the palm of your hand.

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 08 May 2018 - 11:52AM

Scientists Are Using Technology that Edits Human DNA to Save the Great Barrier Reef

Scientists are using the same technology that edits human DNA to save the Great Barrier Reef.

Chris Mahon
Monday, 07 May 2018 - 11:07AM

Scientists Just Discovered the Secret to Creating Life – No Humans Required

Scientists have created the first synthetic embryos using stem cells rather than a sperm and egg, and successfully implanted them into...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 03 May 2018 - 11:05AM

'PGD' Tech Will Give Us Designer Babies Sooner Than You Think—Can Society Handle It?

With the advent of genetic engineering technology like CRISPR, the topic of designer babies has come back with a vengeance, along with...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 19 April 2018 - 11:45AM

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