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.
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.
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 …
What can we expect to see in the future regarding DNA sequencing?
Would it be possible to replace electric street lamps with bioluminescent glow? One French company certainly thinks so.
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.
Cancer by itself is already a terrifying thought—it’s the grim reaper’s scythe of the modern world. Unfortunately, scientists have discovered that, in the animal world, cancer that spreads like the flu is not an outlandish concept.