The gene-editing technology Crispr has the power to remake life as we know it. Questions about how to use it concern everyone

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Five big thinkers — Regina Barzilay, George Church, Jennifer Egan, Cathering Mohr, and Siddhartha Mukherjee — puzzle over the future of the future

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Who First Buried the Dead?

November 14, 2017

Evidence of burial rites by the primitive, small-brained Homo naledi suggests that symbolic behaviour is very ancient indeed

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Julian Savulescu writes, “Scientists in the United States are creating so-called “human-pig chimeras” which will be capable of growing the much-needed organs. These chimeras are animals that combine human and pig characteristics. They are like mules that will provide organs that can be transplanted into humans.”

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A central theme of HBO’s new sci-fi series “Westworld” is the question of what it means to be human

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Op-Ed: Being Human

August 9, 2011

What separates man from other animals? This is the question underlying a recent report examining the use of ‘Animals containing human material’

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