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Designer babies: an ethical horror waiting to happen?

Nearly 40 years since the first ‘test-tube baby’, how close are we to editing out all of our genetic imperfections – and should we even try to do so?<p>Comfortably seated in the fertility clinic with Vivaldi playing softly in the background, you and your partner are brought coffee and a folder. Inside …

Genetics

These Startups Will Pay You For Your DNA

Patients usually don’t earn any money when they contribute to scientific discoveries and therapies. Some genetics startups want to change that.<p>There’s no shortage of companies that you can pay to test your DNA. But now there’s a twist — some companies will pay you for your DNA.<p>Genos, which …

Genetics

Do Genetic Tests Make Sense for You?

Hundreds of prescription genetic tests are now available for every­thing from depression to cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. Such testing does hold …

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Should I quit?

<b>“I want to quit this…should I?” — Every human being in history.</b><p>The perceptions of quitting<p>Nearly ever person who has walked this earth has pondered …

Biological weapons and designer babies: 15 years of decoding humanity’s DNA

On 26th June 2000, the Human Genome Project announced that they had a sequence of the human genome. Here’s how our understanding of DNA has changed the world since<p>15 years ago, President Bill Clinton and Prime Minster Tony Blair announced that humanity’s code was definitively cracked: scientists …

Genetics

日本網民又發現「「千年一見美女」 睇清楚想改題?

Blood test for Down's syndrome may save babies

Simple test could prevent hundreds of women losing their babies during invasive procedure<p>A simple blood test for Down’s Syndrome could prevent the deaths of hundreds of babies a year though miscarriage, a study as shown.<p>Currently women at high risk of having children with the debilitating condition …

Pregnancy

Ubiquitous Biotech In A Time Of Ignorance

The human body functions, with all of its flora and fauna, in magnificent ways that we are only now starting to understand. Human cells are outnumbered some three to 10 times by bacterial cells in and on our bodies. And it’s estimated that at least 11 percent of the human genome is viral in origin. …

European Union

What 23andMe's FDA Approval Means For The Future Of Genomics

Last night, the Food and Drug Administration approved a test made by 23andMe, the Mountain View, Calif.-based personal genetics company, for a gene that can cause a rare disorder called Bloom Syndrome, which causes short stature and a heightened risk of cancer.<p>The test is most relevant for people …

First new antibiotic in 30 years discovered in major breakthrough

The first new antibiotic to be discovered in nearly 30 years has been hailed as a ‘paradigm shift’ in the fight against the growing resistance to drugs.<p>Teixobactin has been found to treat many common bacterial infections such as tuberculosis, septicaemia and C. diff, and could be available within …

Medicine

青出於藍!17 歲少女發明可攜式淨水及發電裝置

<b>讚好此文:</b><p>八月 24, 2014 •科技趣聞 •<p>科學設計大賽 Google Science Fair 最近已選出了 15 名全球決賽入圍者,而當中其中一位參賽者的作品 H2Pro 行動式光催化發電與淨水元件,更有可能改變全球 7.83 億正面對食水污染威脅人士的命運。<p>H2Pro 是由就讀於澳洲墨爾本 …

These 7 US startups show that your business can survive in China

Twitter, Facebook, Dropbox, and nearly everything that Google produces – all blocked in China. But that’s not discouraging some US startups from …

China

Ancient Virus DNA Gives Stem Cells the Power to Transform

Embryonic stem cells can become any type of cell, thanks to an ancient virus, scientists say.<p>A virus that invaded the genomes of humanity's ancestors millions of years ago now plays a critical role in the embryonic stem cells from which all cells in the human body derive, new research shows.<p>The …

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Craig Venter: 'This isn't a fantasy look at the future. We are doing the future'

The pioneering American scientist, who created the world's first synthetic life, is building a gadget that could teletransport medicine and vaccines into our homes or to colonists in space<p>Craig Venter reclines in his chair, puts his feet up on his desk and – gently stroking his milk …

畢業生應該加入新創公司的三個理由,看完還會想去大企業嗎?

在整個科技板塊變動後,越來越多有想法、冒險精神的「新創板塊」紛紛上移,改變整個產業結構,也改變了未來工作的趨勢與機會。而在過去,新創公司和創業、創新風氣還尚未復興前,學生在準備踏入職場時,往往考慮的是:<p>如果要有一個成功的人生,該去哪間大企業上班?申請、面試的公司的攻略是什麼?<p>但現在隨著創業風氣漸起, …

Dmitry Itskov wants to help you live forever by swapping your body for an android avatar

The Russian billionaire talks immortality, the Dalai Lama, and lifelike robotic heads<p>If Dmitry Itskov has his way, the human lifespan will soon no longer depend on the limitations of the human body. Itskov, a Russian tycoon and former media mogul, is the founder of the 2045 Project — a venture that …