Gut Microbes

January 8, 2016

The latest experiment in enhancing athletic performance. “If we can determine what the ideal composition of microorganisms within the intestinal tract is for [the] Japanese based on their diet, it could help improve the performance of athletes”

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Engineering the Better Baby

December 11, 2015

Art Caplan writes, “There should no longer be any doubt about whether humans will one day be genetically modified. A new tool – called CRISPR – is already being used to edit the genomes of insects and animals”

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The powerful CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool has come under intense scrutiny over ethical issues related to the fears of designer babies, germline changes, and the use of human embryos within research

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HAVE YOU EVER wished that there were something different about yourself? Maybe you imagined yourself taller, thinner, or stronger? Smarter? More attractive? Healthier?

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You, Only Better

November 16, 2015

Is “biohacking” just a fad? Or can data-driven diets help us become an improved, happier species?

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Who wouldn’t be tempted by a drug that might make it easier to keep up in a world that runs at overwhelming speed? Evidently, many people agree. The proportion of Americans using Adderall, and other “study drugs” like Ritalin and Vyvanse, is increasing rapidly

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New technology could bring about the much debated designer baby, but a parent’s desire to do the best for their child could create sociological problems

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US military research suggests that electrodes can compensate for damaged tissue

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