CRISPR

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We are increasingly learning how to manipulate the code of life – DNA – and we’re doing some very weird…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We’re building AI’s without understanding the risks, and when it comes to meddling with the code of life we’re not…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF At first the genetically engineered chickens were resistant to bird flu, but then the researchers found that the virus mutated…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Not everything man made is better than what nature can create, although increasingly using synthetic biology we’re re-creating nature.  …

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we crack the secret of life, DNA, it opens the door to all manner of previously unthinkable cures.  …

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF In our battle against disease humanity, as we’ve seen recently, needs all the tools it can get its hands on…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Essentially the human body is an amazing machine, and as scientists understand it better they’re managing to code it to…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Bacteria can be hard to reach, and even harder to genetically modify – until now.   Love the Exponential Future?…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Oddly if a plant could have evolved “that way naturally” even if you genetically re-engineer it then it’s not a…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Being able to genetically re-engineer chromosomes is the genetic equivalent of being able to re-write the paragraphs of a book…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Your body is a very complex machine and if we are to cure disease or even “conquer death” then we…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF What if your food could vaccinate you against diseases? And other odd questions …   Love the Exponential Future? Join…