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Could genomics solve the climate change crisis?

Technological advances in molecular biology could help fix the planet.

  • Genomics is the study of genes and their functions. The branch of molecular biology presents the idea that the genome can be manipulated for added resilience against harm.
  • Yale professor and editor Daniel C. Esty argues that genetic modification in nature as a way to improve sustainability should be seriously considered.
  • In the book A Better Planet: Forty Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future, Esty and several authors offer actionable solutions for dealing with greenhouse gases, including genomic intervention in nature.
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When genomics lets us design our children, how can we keep it fair for all?

Granted, genetic manipulation has been a dream for decades. Here’s what is different now.

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IBM’s Watson found cancer treatments that doctors overlooked

Despite doubts from the healthcare industry, Watson recently identified a surprisingly high number of potential cancer treatments for real-life patients.

A.I. Can Produce Images of Your Face Using Only Genetic Data

Researchers at Human Longevity have developed technology that can generate images of individuals face using only their genetic information. But not all are convinced.

Real photo (left) next to an A.I.-generated image

What if a computer could generate a realistic image of your face using only your genetic information?

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The Next Trillion Dollar Industry Is Inside You — Literally

No pep talks here, just a prediction by innovation expert Alec Ross that gene code and precision medicine is set revolutionize life the same way that computer code has.

Modern medicine is pretty fantastic, right? Wrong. Wow, you walked right into that honey trap. Pharmaceuticals are incredibly impressive and most of us wouldn’t be alive without them, but this industry is set to skyrocket in innovation over the next few decades, making our current practices seem as primitive as the 130-pound mobile phone that seemed really futuristic in '90s.

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