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Paul Knoepfler

Has Anti-Aging Finally Come of Age With Google's Calico?

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

I hope that Calico changes our whole concept of aging and extends healthy life years for us all, but I have to admit I'm skeptical. The fountain of youth has proven elusive and most gains in human life expectancy have been indirect consequences of better nutrition and anti-infectious disease efforts.

A Former IVF Baby on "Three-Parent IVF"

Jessica Cussins | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science
Jessica Cussins

There are large social and ethical considerations that mitochondrial replacement forces us to confront. Most importantly, this technology raises one of the thorniest questions humanity will ever face: are we willing to genetically modify future generations of humans?

Writing the Book on Stem Cells

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 06.05.2013 | Science
Paul Knoepfler

After a couple of years blogging about stem cells here, I decided to direct some of my writing effort toward a book on stem cells.

The Future After Stem Cell Deregulation: Drive Thru

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics
Paul Knoepfler

My thoughts put into words on stem cell deregulation. You can read more about my perspectives on the dangers of stem cell deregulation on my blog he...

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 3

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 04.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

I see personal genomics more generally evolving rapidly to become a major part of everyday life for Americans and around the globe. At the same time, potential problems associated with it will continue to emerge in parallel and merit serious evaluation.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 2

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

In my first piece on personal genomics, I wrote about how data on one's genome can provide information on one's disease risk. Such personal genomics studies estimate the probability of someone getting a disease.

23andMe and Me: Personal Genomics Coming of Age, Part 1

Paul Knoepfler | Posted 12.12.2012 | Healthy Living
Paul Knoepfler

A revolutionary biomedical phenomenon called "personal genomics" is poised to fundamentally change how you think about your health and your family history.