Genes

gattaca

Republicans Are Dismantling the Law That Protects Your DNA From Your Boss

Genes, please.
Jordan Pearson
3.10.17
Genes

Canada’s New Genetic Discrimination Law Will Prevent a ‘Gattaca’ Future

But insurance companies say it's unconstitutional.
Jordan Pearson
3.9.17
X-Men

A Groundbreaking Report on Gene Editing Says We Shouldn't Create Enhanced Humans

An international group of experts engaged with the ethical and regulatory problems facing gene editing and came to a surprising conclusion.
Alex Pearlman
2.14.17
relationships

Your Roommate’s Genes May Be Changing Your Health

A new study in mice suggests that the live-in partner’s genes impacts things like wound healing, immune function, and anxiety.
Jovana Drinjakovic
1.31.17
brazil

Watch Genetically Modified Zika-Fighting Mosquitoes Released From a Van

Like an ice-cream truck—one that distributes genetically-modified, disease-fighting insects instead of sweet treats.
Samantha Cole
12.15.16
Fashion

Would You Wear Fashion Made From Your Own DNA?

Tina Gorjanc's 'Pure Human Project' examines a future where we can grow human leather.
Samantha Cole
11.23.16
videos

Inside the Arctic Seed Vault Designed to Save Humanity From Extinction

Take a tour of the 'Noah's Ark' of agricultural diversity, designed to safely store over 4.5 million crop samples.
MOTHERBOARD STAFF
11.11.16
disease

It Took 15 Years to Map Every Gene Interaction in a Yeast Cell

Understanding how thousands of individual yeast genes interact in pairs could expose the underlying genetic bases of human diseases.
Daniel Oberhaus
10.2.16
ANIMALS

Scientists Identify Gene That Protects Tardigrades From Radiation

They showed it could even work on human cells too...
Victoria Turk
9.20.16
Genes

Scientists Argue the US Ban on Human Gene Editing Will Leave It Behind

After a ban on germline editing, researchers say the US 'is ceding its leadership in this arena to other nations.'
Alex Pearlman
8.4.16
philosophy

A Bioethicist Argues for Engineering Babies That Will Have an Easy Life

Bioethicist Julian Savulescu reckons there's nothing wrong with genetically engineering a child that'll have it easy. In fact, he thinks we're morally obligated.
Richard Wordsworth
7.5.16
mental health

A Psychologist Is Trying to Use Genetics to Predict If Therapy Will Work

A London-based Thalia Eley hopes to find genetic factors that could help advise patients on the best psychological treatment for them.
Stephen Buranyi
6.24.16
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