Chinese scientists have put human brain genes in monkeys—and yes, they may be smarter

Human intelligence is among advancement’s most substantial creations. It is the outcome of a sprint that began countless years earlier, causing ever larger brains and brand-new capabilities. Ultimately, people... Read more »

Genome engineers made more than 13,000 CRISPR edits in a single cell

Given that its creation, CRISPR has actually let researchers present DNA modifications at particular areas in a genome. Typically these accurate modifications are made one at a time. Possibly... Read more »

23andMe thinks polygenic risk scores are ready for the masses, but experts aren’t so sure

  23andMe, the direct-to-consumer DNA screening business in Silicon Valley whose slogan is “Everyone has a right to their genetic information,” is presenting a possibly questionable brand-new kind of... Read more »

The secret to a new drug could be hiding in your genes

  Sickle-cell illness is triggered by a one-letter spelling error in the hemoglobin gene. However not everybody who acquires the mistake suffers the worst results of the blood illness.... Read more »

Stanford will investigate its role in the Chinese CRISPR baby debacle

Authorities at Stanford University have actually opened an examination into what numerous prominent professor understood about a Chinese effort to develop gene-edited children led by a onetime scientist at... Read more »

The DIY designer baby project funded with Bitcoin

At his keyboard in Austin, Texas, Bryan Bishop was composing rapidly. A nationally ranked speed typist, he had actually prepared a respectful questions to a popular futurist in the... Read more »

The biggest technology failures of 2018

It was the year that technology– and individuals who develop it– relatively might do no right, and did much that was incorrect. As one of my sources put it... Read more »

We won’t use CRISPR to make super-smart babies—but only because we can’t

Among the primary concerns that the general public has about CRISPR is that it might be utilized to produce “designer babies” with increased levels of intelligence. In the worst-case... Read more »

Gene engineers make super-size plants that are 40% larger

Hereditary engineers in Illinois have actually developed tobacco plants that grow as much as 40% larger than normal. If comparable modifications can be made to soybeans or potatoes, it... Read more »

All the reasons 2018 was a breakout year for DNA data

Hereditary IQ tests. DNA investigator work. Virtual drug trials. These were a few of the unexpected brand-new usages of DNA info that emerged over the last 12 months as... Read more »