Scientists Are Genetically Engineering Plants to Fight Climate Change
By making plants grow deeper roots, scientists are helping them store more carbon.
DNA Damage from CRISPR Has Been ‘Seriously Underestimated’
The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy.
These Kids Are Learning CRISPR At Summer Camp
I went to a New York classroom to see how kids were being prepared for the future of gene editing.
We Should Be Talking About Human Gene Editing At the Dinner Table
CRISPR was used on viable human embryos last week and there's no going back.
Researchers Discover 'Stop' Button for CRISPR
The gene-editing tool is powerful, and an antidote can help make it safer.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
Genetic Editing Could Cause the Next Cold War
If China pursues human genetic enhancement and the US retreats under a conservative government, it could create a divide between the modified and the not, sewing the seeds of global conflict.
A Bioethicist Argues for Engineering Babies That Will Have an Easy Life
Bioethicist Julian Savulescu reckons there's nothing wrong with genetically engineering a child that'll have it easy. In fact, he thinks we're morally obligated.
If You Care About the Earth, Vote for the Least Religious Presidential Candidate
The obvious reason going green doesn’t work is the sheer impossibility of getting the developed world to stop… well, developing.
One Thing that Could Stop the Rise of Gene Editing: Insurance Companies
A company that wants to use CRISPR on humans says it will fail if insurance companies don’t cover its therapies.
Why Scientists on Two Continents Are Growing Dinosaur Parts on Chickens
And whether we'll be able to build a dinosaur one day.
A Landmark Ruling Allows Gene Editing in Human Embryos
It's the first time a national regulatory authority has endorsed gene editing in human embryos.
Someone Will Eventually Use CRISPR to Try to Make a Dragon or Unicorn
So much emphasis has been placed on human genome editing that other types of genetic editing are falling through the cracks.