Five big thinkers — Regina Barzilay, George Church, Jennifer Egan, Catherine Mohr and Siddhartha Mukherjee — puzzle over the future of the future. NOV. 16, 2018 The Tech And Design Issue From Gene Editing to A.I., How Will Technology Transform Humanity? The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville Proteomics Might Have Saved My Mother’s Life. And It May Yet Save Mine. The Human Brain Is a Time Traveler On Instagram, Seeing Between the (Gender) Lines May A.I. Help You? 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them? The ‘Geno-Economists’ Say DNA Can Predict Our Chances of Success Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later Data-Driven Medicine Will Help People — But Can It Do So Equally? Climate Change and the Savage Human Future Jokes From the Future Group 3 Created with Sketch. Group 3 Created with … [Read more...] about From Gene Editing to A.I., How Will Technology Transform Humanity?
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By TOM CLYNES NOV. 14, 2018 Thanks to genetically engineered pigs, the donor-organ shortage could soon be a thing of the past. The Tech And Design Issue 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them? The Future of Aging Just Might Be in Margaritaville May A.I. Help You? Gaming Out a Chance at Motherhood — Later Prev Next Thanks to genetically engineered pigs, the donor-organ shortage could soon be a thing of the past. By TOM CLYNESNOV. 14, 2018 Anchoring a row of family photos in Joseph Tector’s office is a framed, autographed picture of Baby Fae, the California newborn who made headlines in 1984 when she received a baboon’s heart to replace her own malfunctioning organ. It’s inscribed “To Joe” by Leonard L. Bailey, the surgeon who turned to the monkey heart as the only option to keep his patient alive. Bailey snapped the picture about five days after the … [Read more...] about 20 Americans Die Each Day Waiting for Organs. Can Pigs Save Them?
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 by: Ralph Flores Tags: algae, conservation efforts, coral conservation, coral outplanting, coral polyps, coral reef, coral transplant, corals, environment, herbivorous grazers, marine life, marine species, ocean health, ocean life, pollution effects (Natural News) There are a lot of factors that can contribute to the current decline of coral reefs all over the world: This includes pollution, sedimentation, disease outbreaks, destructive fishing practices, and even careless scuba diving, to name a few. However, scientists are taking up the cudgels in the fight to save coral reefs. In the Mote Marine Laboratory in Florida, for instance, corals are grown in nurseries to be “farmed” later on and transplanted – or “outplanted” as they call it – onto degraded reefs. The case of the disappearing corals When people think of corals, the first thing that comes to mind is a thorny structure where many types of fish swim … [Read more...] about Scientists are “farming” coral reefs in an effort to increase their survival
Monday, April 09, 2018 by: Tracey Watson Tags: animal welfare, animal-human hybrids, bad science, badscience, chimeras, cross-species, Dangerous Medicine, ethics, genetic engineering, genetic experiments, genetic lunacy, organ transplants, organs, transplants, weird science (Natural News) There are not too many subjects which remain controversial in modern society. It seems like everywhere you look there is a person or group pushing for the right to do pretty much what they want. And yet, there remains one subject which is highly controversial and will elicit very strong feelings one way or the other from pretty much anyone who is asked: The genetic engineering of animals in the name of science. This type of scientific tinkering includes the cloning of animals, transgenesis (the transferring of genetic material from one organism to another), and the deletion or manipulation of certain genes. Scientists have already cloned sheep; “created” cows without horns; … [Read more...] about Frankenstein experiments combine human and animal DNA in the name of “science”