Genetic Engineering

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

3 Ways Genetics Can Stop Aging Within Our Lifetime

In science fiction, life extension usually takes one of two paths: sticking a brain in a computer or jar (the Fallout method) or...

Chris Mahon
Monday, 06 November 2017 - 10:04AM

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