For the first time in human existence, it became practical to change genes throughout the entire human genome with high precision and accuracy. And today, a decade after the introduction of CRISPR, it’s newly apparent that such manipulations have been made to human embryos — a feat achieved by scientists at the Salk Institute in La Jolla and elsewhere

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Whether caused by a car accident or repeated blows to your cranium from high-contact sports, traumatic brain injury can be permanent. There are no drugs to reverse the cognitive decline and memory loss, and any surgical interventions must be carried out within hours to be effective, according to the current medical wisdom. But a compound previously used to enhance memory in mice may offer hope

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Imagine a pill that could make you a more “moral” person. Would you take it? Today, leading scientists are debating the ethics of just that — a pill that improves morality

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The visor-like devices need to be combined with gene therapy to work

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Human Genome Editing

February 15, 2017

Science, Ethics, and Governance. The National Academies has published a consensus study by a multidisciplinary team of experts, including our Jeffrey Kahn,

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We strive to make robots in our own likeness because, as far as we can tell, humans are best adapted to deal with our world. And thanks to researchers at MIT, who’ve found a way to use cheap, nylon plastic as an artificial muscle, we’re now one step closer to creating artificial humans—and opulent fantasy theme parks

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Study first to show gene-editing tool Crispr can replace faulty genes within adult cells – and in future could be applied to range of devastating genetic diseases

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Jennifer Booton: I tried biohacking: the use of tech implants to augment biology

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