Genetic Engineering

Real-Life X-Men? Harvard Scientists Are Unlocking DNA's Secrets of Whole-Body Regeneration

In 2017, Business Insider named the top ten highest-grossing superhero movie franchises in America. Sitting at the number two spot,...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 18 March 2019 - 10:54AM

Jurassic Spark: Scientists in Japan Revive 28,000-Year-Old Woolly Mammoth Cells

Scientists in Osaka, Japan have succeeded in prodding cells from a 28,000-year-old woolly mammoth into showing signs of "limited...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 13 March 2019 - 9:45AM

Headlines Suggest That Chinese Gene-Edited Babies May Have Enhanced Intelligence... But Is That Actually True?

When Chinese scientist He Jiankui used CRISPR to delete the CCR5 gene in a pair of Chinese twins named Nana and Lulu in an effort to...

K.S. Anthony
Monday, 25 February 2019 - 12:35PM

NASA-Funded Scientists Create Synthetic 8-Base 'Alien' DNA, Proving That Life Could Have Different Rules

A team of Florida-based researchers have created a strand of DNA that changes much of what we thought we knew about the limits of...

K.S. Anthony
Friday, 22 February 2019 - 2:31PM

Scientists Decode Great White Shark Genome, Unlocking Incredible Healing Abilities

There are few creatures on Earth that inspire the same kind of awe as Carcharodon carcharias, commonly known as the great white...

K.S. Anthony
Tuesday, 19 February 2019 - 10:45AM

Chinese Researchers Raise Ethical Questions After Cloning Genetically Engineered Monkeys

In what sounds like a recipe for a viral apocalypse, scientists at Shanghai's Institute of Neuroscience have successfully cloned a...

K.S. Anthony
Wednesday, 30 January 2019 - 2:59PM

Recent Studies Reveal Neanderthal DNA at Work in Modern Humans

There were a slew of new scientific findings about Neanderthals in 2018, ranging from heartwarming (like the fact that Neanderthals...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 04 January 2019 - 12:31PM

French Teen Injects Himself With DNA Strands Created From Bible and Quran Verses

Now that gene editing technologies are becoming more popular in labs around the world and in the basements of amateurs with enough...

Andrew LaSane
Thursday, 27 December 2018 - 10:32AM

New Study Reveals That Precise Gene Editing with CRISPR is Astonishingly Simple

Amidst the controversy surrounding He Jiankui and his use of CRISPR to edit the genes of a pair of twins, a team of scientists have...

Chris Mahon
Friday, 14 December 2018 - 1:04PM

Even Without CRISPR, Parents Can Genetically Tailor Smarter IVF Babies

If you haven't heard yet, a Chinese scientist named He Jiankui recently claimed to have created the first genetically altered...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 03 December 2018 - 1:05PM

Chinese Scientist Claims to Have Created the First Gene-Edited Babies Using CRISPR

After years of warnings and debate over genetically modifying humans, a Chinese scientist named He Jiankui has posted a video on...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 27 November 2018 - 12:17PM

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