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April 21, 2014

How would you like to change your genes? (Audio Only Podcast)

April 21, 2014

DNA extracted from the skin of a 35 and 75 year-old male has been injected into four denucleated human eggs to produce clones of the skin donors.

April 14, 2014

What if we could re-engineer humans for the harsh environment of planets like Mars?

February 10, 2014

This week, I report on three items from the biomedical literature:

1) Creating pluripotent stem cells may be much easier than we thought.

2) Direct evidence that cancer is not a function of a cell gone rogue, but rather a systemic disease, dependent on cellular environment and chemical context.

3) Nailing the coffin of the theory that aging comes from the accumulation of a lifetime of DNA damage.

February 3, 2014

Telomere biology has the potential to extend human life span, to dramatically lower rates of the great remaining killer diseases: heart disease, stroke, and Alzheimer’s. All three diseases increase exponentially with age, and their toll will be slashed as we we learn how to address the body’s aging clocks.

January 27, 2014

Eliminating mutational load might offer a shortcut to the Singularity.

January 23, 2014

Andrew Hessel, Autodesk Inc Bio/Nano Programmable Matter group; Natasha Vita-More, H+ Board Chair and transhuman pioneer; Dr. Seth 'Adventure', New Flesh Workshop; Lucas Dimoveo and Olivia Webb , Grindhouse Wetwares

January 1, 2014

‘Personhood beyond the human’: Reflections on a very important conference Steve Fuller   [The issues discussed here will be taken forward at my keynote address to the British Sociological Association in Leeds, in April 2014.]   On 6-8 December 2013, Yale University played host to one of the most interesting and, I believe, significant conferences […]

December 24, 2013

Humanity+ is scheduling its next conference for April 2014 in Silicon Valley!

December 12, 2013

"I'm pretty much messing around with DNA all day!"

Methods for engineering biology. Nina DiPrimio discusses tools for design and construction and plans for future projects. Presented by Counter Culture Labs, this video is designed as an accessible introduction for bio-maker spaces for the basic tools of synthetic biology. Future projects, such as rose scented e coli, are detailed in a how-to of genetic modification. The safety of genetic modification is also discussed.

Ben Goertzel and Hugo de Garis
January 18th, 2011

Ben Goertzel converses with Hugo de Garis on his transhumanist argument for the reality of a Creator.

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