A transformational tool for the future of the world.
- The 'cut and paste' DNA tool CRISPR will one day eliminate deadly diseases.
- The technology will give us the capability to genetically design our children and perhaps one day ourselves.
- CRISPR is already revolutionizing certain fields of medicine.
The question is no longer "can we" but "should we" edit human embryos.
These tests report on more than just your risk for cilantro aversion and your ice-cream flavor preference.
Human-animal hybrids are coming and could be used to grow organs for transplant – a philosopher weighs in
The goal is to eventually grow a human pancreas in a larger animal – such as a pig – which can be transplanted.
The ultimate goal is to grow organs inside animals that could be transplanted into humans.
- The experiments will involve inserting human stem cells into rat and mouse embryos.
- Some bioethicists are concerned about the potential harm this could inflict upon animals.
- Organ shortages are a problem all over the world. In the U.S., as many as 20 people die every day while waiting for a transplant.