October 21, 2019

Russian ‘CRISPR-Baby’ Scientist Has Started Editing Genes in Human Eggs with Goal of Altering Deaf Gene

(Nature) – Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov has started gene editing in eggs donated by women who can hear to learn how to allow some deaf couples to give birth to children without a genetic mutation that impairs hearing. The news, … Read More

October 18, 2019

Technological Challenges and Milestones for Writing Genomes

(Science) – Engineering biology with recombinant DNA, broadly called synthetic biology, has progressed tremendously in the last decade, owing to continued industrialization of DNA synthesis, discovery and development of molecular tools and organisms, and increasingly sophisticated modeling and analytic tools. … Read More

October 14, 2019

Terminally-Ill Scientist with Motor Neuron Disease ‘Transforms into World’s First Cyborg’ by Replacing Body Parts with Machinery

(News.au.com) — A dying scientist battling motor neurone disease has become the world’s first full cyborg. Dr Peter Scott-Morgan, 61, was diagnosed with the muscle wasting illness two years ago but instead of accepting his fate he decided to transform … Read More

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