Genetic engineering

DNA/IDK

Chinese Scientists Used CRISPR to Make a New Species With 'One Giant Chromosome'

For the last 20 million years, the species of yeast used to brew beer has had 16 chromosomes. Now scientists have created a new species with just one.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.7.18
HOTY2017

This Food Scientist Wants to Save Lives With a Hypoallergenic Peanut

Hortense Dodo has pioneered a process for engineering safer peanuts that can prevent deadly reactions.
Becky Ferreira
1.26.18
CRISPR

It’s Happening: US Scientists Reportedly Made a Genetically Modified Human Embryo

What now?
Kate Lunau
7.27.17
Sci-Fi

Neill Blomkamp’s Latest Short Film ‘Zygote’ Is Pure Biological Horror

The latest release from Oats Studios stars Dakota Fanning and takes place in a gritty, dangerous futuristic mining outpost.
Carl Franzen
7.12.17
gmo

This Documentary Wants to Teach People About GMOs, But Experts Call It Propaganda

“We’re pro-science and we’re anti-fringe,” says ‘Food Evolution’ director Scott Hamilton Kennedy—but his critics are calling him a corporate shill.
Alex Swerdloff
6.30.17
Whoa

Everyone's Favorite Gene Editor Can Now Detect Infections

We love you, CRISPR.
Jesse Hicks
4.13.17
brazil

Watch Genetically Modified Zika-Fighting Mosquitoes Released From a Van

Like an ice-cream truck—one that distributes genetically-modified, disease-fighting insects instead of sweet treats.
Samantha Cole
12.15.16
DNA

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.
Zoltan Istvan
12.13.16
MIT

MIT Develops Portable Device That Spits Out Drugs On-Demand

The new microbioreactor could be big news for medicine in the developing world.
Michael Byrne
7.31.16
implants

Americans Are Afraid of Biohacking, Even When It’s Good For You

A new survey from Pew Research Center underscores America’s technophobia.
Sarah Emerson
7.27.16
philosophy

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.
Richard Wordsworth
7.5.16
Travel

This Museum Documents All the Ways Man Has Messed With Nature

Pittsburgh's Center for PostNatural History is, according to the museum's curator, "dedicated to living organisms that have been intentionally altered by people."
H. Alan Scott
5.13.16
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