Masters of Our World: Should We Use Gene Drives to Control the Ecosystem?
Animals & Evolution / Genetics / Health & Wellness / Scientific Breakthroughs / Technology / The Environment / Uncategorized

Masters of Our World: Should We Use Gene Drives to Control the Ecosystem?

Should gene drives be used to wipe out malaria-carrying mosquitoes and other ecological problems? Given the research, it’s probably not a good idea. Continue reading

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Do Your Talents Depend on Your Genes?
Controversy / Genetics / Health & Wellness / Technology / Uncategorized

Do Your Talents Depend on Your Genes?

The latest gene-testing craze has gotten thousands of parents to DNA-test their children to see if they have any “hidden” talents. Needless to say, these people are setting themselves up for disappointment. Continue reading

The New Age of DNA: How CRISPR Will Change the World
Genetics / Health & Wellness / Scientific Breakthroughs / Technology / Uncategorized

The New Age of DNA: How CRISPR Will Change the World

Imagine traveling back in time to the early 1900s and trying to explain to someone about the modern computer. It’s a box with buttons and a screen that allows people to access and manipulate all sorts of information. They would have no idea what you’re talking about and would brush it off as some sort … Continue reading

Precision Medicine: It’s Best Not to Get Hopes Up
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Precision Medicine: It’s Best Not to Get Hopes Up

How great would it be if each person’s medical care was designed specifically for their body? President Obama believes that investing in precision medicine would radically change healthcare for the better. However, this isn’t the first time this idea of individually tailored medicine tried to accomplish that same goal. Continue reading