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Designer Babies and CRISPR Joints

CRISPR Gene Editing Image
The first known experiment using the CRISPR gene editing technique with live human embryos was conducted in China in November 2018. The joy of seeing babies born with potential immunity to the HIV/AIDS virus was, unfortunately, dulled by a chorus of critics. What was not said is that the potential for good is unlimited and that the first real success will launch a thousand ships carrying weapons capable of killing off the diseases of old.

Longevity Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be

Longevity Ain’t What It’s Cracked Up to Be
The science of life extension seems completely seductive—who wouldn’t want to enjoy a longer lifespan? But it comes with surprisingly huge costs.

GMAs: Genetically modified athletes

GMAs: Genetically modified athletes
Athletes in this year’s Winter Olympics have been genetically engineered to perform.
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