116 results for “Genetic-surprises”

‘Listen’ to your genetic heritage: Curate a playlist based on your DNA

Ruben Baart
September 27th 2018

Genealogy services have exploded over the past few years, and Spotify is capitalizing on the boom by providing curated playlist based on users’ DNA. Here's what you should know.

If you could listen to your DNA, what would it sound like?…

Orange Petunias Banned in Europe

Julie Reindl
June 13th 2017
GM varieties of petunia are not authorized for cultivation in the EU.

Designer babies: the kids of the future?

Megan Ray Nichols
May 5th 2017
What if you had the choice of sparing your child from diseases and disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, heart disease or autism?

A Truly Exotic Fruit: the Space Mango

Julie Reindl
April 10th 2017
Scientists sent mango embryos to space lab in order to let them develop new genetic traits.

Gene Therapy Cures Chronic Disease

Elle Zhan Wei
March 14th 2017
Gene therapy can cure up to 200 different diseases and the list is growing.

GM Ants Show How Insect Societies Work

Julie Reindl
March 10th 2017
Scientists gene modify ants in order to find out more about their social behavior.

C-Sections Caused an Evolutionary Change

Mathilde Nakken
December 20th 2016
C-sections have an unexpected side effect on human evolution. Newborn heads are getting bigger, while the mothers birth cannals are becoming smaller.

Gene-Edited Micropigs Will Be Soon Sold As Pets

Wei Lun Wang
October 17th 2015

Earlier this year, a group of Chinese scientists published a paper about the modification of the genome of human embryos with the cutting-edge powerful technique called CRISPRs. The research arose ethical debates among scientists. Last September, Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) has revealed another study that caused a new wave of disputes and concerns among scientists, ethicists and animal welfare organizations: they will start selling genetically engineering miniature pigs as pets.…

Genome Editing – Bringing the Übermensch to a Shelf Near You

Daniel Fraga
September 28th 2015

Last April, a Chinese group of researchers published a paper that set the scientific world ablaze in a fierce debate. The paper was about their attempts to edit the DNA of a human embryo.
Scientists warned that altering the human genome line without thoroughly considering and researching into the consequences could bring about unintended, unpredictable and possibly terrifying results.

From dangerous mutations and painful deaths to political opportunism and genetic-social engineering, it is easy to imagine terrifying and dystopian outcomes to …

Recreating Woolly Mammoth DNA

Yunus Emre Duyar
April 4th 2015
Scientists at Harvard University inserted wooly mammoth DNA into the genome of the Asian elephant.
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