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CRISPR gene editing moved into humans in 2017

CRISPR gene editing moved into humans in 2017

Author: Tina Hesman Saey / Source: Science News HUMAN DEBUT In the last year, research teams have announced CRISPR gene editing in viable human embryos (single-cell embryo shown). Scientists reported selectively altering genes in viable human embryos for the...

Brain Enhancing Drugs Are on the Horizon

Brain Enhancing Drugs Are on the Horizon

Author: Philip Perry / Source: Big Think Someday we’ll be able to give children a genetic test for cognitive ability before they even enter school. How do I know this? A team of researchers have identified the genes for cognitive ability. This is not exactly...

Scientists Link 2 Genes to Homosexuality in Men

Scientists Link 2 Genes to Homosexuality in Men

Author: Robby Berman / Source: Big Think Anyone choosing sides in the nature vs. nurture conversation should be reasonably convinced by now that life is not so simple, and, that behavior is unlikely to be the product of one or the other (nature, or nurture)...

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