DIY your DNA

April 1, 2016

For less than $800, you can now sequence your own genome.

High-tech eugenics

February 4, 2016

DNA experimentation on human embryos is now allowed in the United Kingdom. This is the first step toward a full eugenics program–“self-directed evolution.”

Build-a-baby

January 15, 2016

Researchers in the UK hope to get the green light to begin gene editing experiments on human embryos. Can designer babies be much farther down the road?

Dinosaur blood

December 10, 2015

Dinosaur blood was confirmed in fossilized bone. Scientists are now trying to find a way to explain how organic molecules survived for 80 million years.

The week humanity’s future was decided

December 4, 2015

Scientists around the world gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for an historic summit. Global experts debated and discussed the scientific, ethical, and governance issues associated with human gene-editing research.

Send in the clones

December 1, 2015

China announces a huge new factory to clone cattle, sniffer dogs, champion racehorses, and–someday–humans.

Sci-Friday: The Making of Inhuman (Part 2)

November 13, 2015

Tom Horn joins Sharon and Derek Gilbert to discuss the science and technology — genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, and nanotechnology — that transhumanists hope to use to live forever.

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