Researchers recently reported that they were able to edit human embryos to fix a dangerous mutation. The technology is inching closer to reality, so we need to take a stand, says biochemist Jennifer Doudna.
A new technology that goes by the ungainly name of CRISPR-Cas9 could change the human genome for generations. Here’s why its inventor is trying to press pause.
Ok, not exactly. But the possibility has been floated by some scientists investigating neurogenesis, the idea that new neurons are generated in the human brain throughout life. Daniel Reisel explores the impact this new understanding might have on things like our criminal justice system in a new book, “Rewiring Our Reality.”
Think parents should be able to select their children’s talents and personalities? Or want to run and hide in the woods at the thought of it? Whatever your opinion, it is precisely the kind of question that Julian Savulescu wants you to take seriously.
P.W. Singer directs the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. He shares thoughts on drones and the future of war.