Like It Or Not, Humankind Is On Its Way To Being Synthetically Altered “As In The Days Of Noah”

The Wire – Will the Second Iteration of the Human Genome Project Usher in Greater Innovation? by BY BINAY PANDA HGP-Write has been envisioned as an effort to synthesise one nucleotide at a time to piece together the entire human genome. What could go wrong? On June 2, 2016, scientists from multiple academic institutions in…

RawStory – Scientists editing human genes to fight cancer raises fears about Jurassic Park and replacing God

by SARAH K. BURRIS A federal safety and ethics panel at the National Institute of Health approved the first ever clinical trial involving gene-editing of human cells using the technology Crispr-Cas9. Crispr-Cas9 is a “gene editor” and short for “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats.” The work is part of the “moon shot” to end…