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Bad DNA? Not a Problem For Much Longer

Charlotte Fitzek | Posted 05.18.2015 | Science
Charlotte Fitzek

before Gattaca becomes more than just science fiction, lawmakers, physicians, geneticists, and ethicists -- the global community -- must engage in some honest discussions about when we put the brakes on gene experimentation and alteration.

Bringing up Designer Babies

Ana Harris | Posted 05.14.2015 | Science
Ana Harris

The technology to alter traits of individuals exists. CRISPR is a gene editing technology that scientists can use to replace defective parts of the DNA sequence with healthy ones. Tampering with DNA can erase the faulty genes causing debilitating diseases.

Transhumanist Party Scientists Frown on Talk of Genetic Engineering Moratorium

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

A wave of ethical discussions and admonitions recently appeared after Chinese scientists reported successfully editing an embryo's DNA.

Debate Flares Over Genetically Modified Embryos

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 04.24.2015 | Science

Are scientists playing with fire? That's suddenly a big question for bioethicists, now that researchers in China have confirmed that they genetical...

Major Transhumanism Conference Features Both Rising and Seasoned Experts

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

Increasingly, futurists are hoping that through politics, radical science and technology will gain a better foothold in society.

The Ethics Of 'Designer Babies'

Posted 03.17.2014 | Parents

By: By Tia Ghose, Staff Writer Published: 03/13/2014 02:18 PM EDT on LiveScience Creating designer babies who are free from disease and super at...

Emily Swanson

POLL: Americans Split On Promise, Perils Of DNA Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 02.02.2014 | Science

Most Americans are excited about the possibility of scientific breakthroughs brought by DNA research, a new HuffPost/YouGov poll finds. But the poll a...

3 Questions About Technology We Should Be Asking Now

Russell C. Smith | Posted 04.01.2014 | Technology
Russell C. Smith

Here are a few questions worth debating on your next dinner party or trip to the bar.

Should 'Designer Babies' Be Banned?

Posted 02.19.2013 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Contributor Published: 02/18/2013 11:55 AM EST on LiveScience NEW YORK — The increasing power and accessibility of ...