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Obama’s Science Advisors Are Worried About Future CRISPR Terrorism

The emergence of new forms of bioterrorism.<p>Last week the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST), which consists of 18 scientists and policy experts in various disciplines, issued a letter to President Obama on the potential emergence of new forms of bioterrorism.<p>"While …

Gene editing will transform cancer treatment

Jennifer Doudna | CRISPR pioneer<p>You may have heard of the gene-editing technique CRISPR-cas9, often simply called CRISPR. Introduced in 2012, CRISPR works like a pair of scissors to cut DNA, inserting or reordering bits of genetic code with remarkable, science-fiction-like results: CRISPR can help …

CRISPR Could Turn Viruses Into Unstoppable Bio Weapons

White House science advisers warn of possible risks and ask for faster vaccine development and more vigilance.<p>The president's top science advisers …

How to create a child genius | Financial Times

What are the root causes of exceptional achievement?<p>When it comes to specific skills, such as playing the piano or golf, the answer often given is …

Amazing Crab Goo May Save Your Life One Day

The next time you go in for surgery, you might come out thanking a crab. New research from the Harvard Wyss Institute shows that chitosan, which is a …

Cochlear implants 'may improve cognitive decline' in older adults

Among older adults with profound hearing loss, cochlear implantation may improve cognitive function, speech perception and symptoms of depression. …

Hearing Loss

Aging

New Alzheimer’s Drug Wildly Successful In Trials

This may soon become the first Alzheimer's drug to receive FDA approval in more than a decade.<p>The brain plaques that are at the root of Alzheimer’s, …

Now we can edit life itself, we need to ask how we should use such technology

Imagine a world where mosquitoes no longer pass on the deadly malaria parasite, where invasive species such as cane toads are wiped out from …

Genetics

People Who Meditate Appear to Be More Aware of Their Unconscious Mind

[Meditates furiously]<p>Scientists have found evidence that people who practice mindful meditation are more aware of their unconscious brain activity, …

Chinese researchers have genetically modified a human embryo—and many scientists think they’ve gone too far

A team of scientists in China dropped a bombshell earlier this month, and almost nobody noticed.<p>Researchers led by Junjiu Huang of Yat-sen University in Guangzhou published the world’s first scientific paper on altering the DNA of human embryos.<p>The pioneering research is controversial, though it …

Human gene editing research gets green light

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Human gene-editing research, even on embryos, is needed and should go ahead, with one major caveat: No pregnancies can result, …

You're Only Human, But Your Kids Could Be So Much More

Have you ever wished that there were something different about yourself? Maybe you imagined yourself taller, thinner, or stronger? Smarter? More …

The Science Behind 'Genetically Modified Humans'

Designing Superhumans

The age of genetic design is here.<p>It is now possible to edit genes of diverse organisms — almost like we edit a string of text — by cutting and pasting (splicing) genes at desired locations. A recent technology known as CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) allows for …

Genetics

The Future Of Gene Editing Is Being Decided Right Now

How will CRISPR shape our future?<p>Today, hundreds of scientists are gathered in Washington, D.C. for the international summit on genome editing. The three-day conference will discuss the ethical and appropriate use of all genome-editing technologies, but it will likely pay close attention to the …

Genetics

Will Genetic Modification Kill Or Save Humanity?

While the future of genetic modification sounds like science fiction, one would be hard pressed to deny it isn't an interesting idea. But will it …

Editing humanity

THE genome is written in an alphabet of just four letters. Being able to read, study and compare DNA sequences for humans, and thousands of other …

CRISPR

This new gene technology could wipe out entire species — to save others

By Chelsea Harvey<p>Chelsea Harvey<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Scientists from around the world are currently gathered in Hawaii for an international conservation congress, where they’ve spent the past week discussing the most pressing issues facing the environment today. One topic on the table is a form of …

Genetics

When Evolution Fights Back Against Genetic Engineering

“Gene drives,” a technology for controlling genetic traits, could revolutionize disease prevention. But nature has a way of thwarting scientific meddling.<p>In a crowded auditorium at New York’s Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in August, Philipp Messer, a population geneticist at Cornell University, …

Soccer team plays national anthem early to prevent Megan Rapinoe from protesting

Rapinoe knelt during "The Star Spangled Banner" before her game on Sunday in Chicago and vowed to continue to do so in support of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who did not stand for the song before his NFL team's last two pre season games to protest against racial injustice and …

What the Modern Presence of Water on Mars Means

Mars may be the solar system’s most tragic planet. It once had a dense atmosphere; it once fairly sloshed with water; just one of its oceans may have …

Mars Rover

Sleep Study: Drinking Coffee Before Bed Resets Body Clock

Coffee drunk late in the evening resets the internal body clock which regulates a host of biological functions and genes according to a natural …

Jet Lag

Drug mentioned by Hippocrates may reverse Alzheimer's memory loss

Salsalate is already used for arthritis but it could bring back memories of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease<p>One of the world’s oldest drugs which was first mentioned by Hippocrates in the 5th Century BC could help restore memory in Alzheimer’s patients, scientists hope.<p>Salsalate, which …

Another group of scientists just announced plans to tinker with human genes, and people are freaking out

Earlier this year, Chinese scientists announced they had successfully modified the genomes of human embryos to prevent a potentially fatal blood disorder. Although the embryos were not allowed to develop into babies, the experiment was sharply criticized by many researchers, some of whom called for …

10 game-changing companies that are on track to revolutionize how we treat illness

From innovations in precision medicine that aim to make treatments customizable to patients to cures for some of the world's deadliest diseases, our treatments are shaping up to look very different in the next decade.<p>Here are the top 10 drug companies to watch.

Alzheimer's Disease