Solving a Global Cultural Crisis Without Moral Authority
November 24, 2019
One cannot order scientists what not to do without appealing to a higher authority than man.
How Mitochondria Protect Themselves from Mutations
June 13, 2019
by Ross Anderson, PhD Mitochondria are very interesting and unique organelles. All eukaryotic cells possess them. They are indispensable in a number of cell activities beyond their well-known role of synthesizing the bulk of ATP used to power cells. Mitochondria reproduce at rates that are, for the most part, independent of the cell division […]
Genetic Tinkering Puts Brave New World at Our Doorstep
December 6, 2015
New tools in the lab put human nature at risk. Can we trust fallible scientists to be ethical?
CRISPR Opens Pandora's Box
June 5, 2015
A quick-and-easy gene editing procedure has leading scientists worried.