“Cognitive enhancer” is a broad term for any of a number of different drugs and devices that – depending on which academic or gamer you listen to – will sharpen your mind.
An Australian group led by Scott O’Neill at Monash University has infected mosquitoes with bacteria that prevent the dengue viruses from taking up residence in the mosquito.
Millions of lives potentially depend on the resilience to cyber attacks of a new generation of “artificial pancreas” and other medical devices.
Invoking Mary Shelley’s myth of Frankenstein is standard fare in arguments over controversial science.
Chinese scientists reported editing genomes of human embryos for the first time using CRISPER/Cas9. But it isn’t quite ready for prime time.
It may be more sensible to judge a plant by its specific traits rather than the way it was produced – GMO or not.
Ce6 “Night Vision” Eye Drops May Damage Vision — Interview with UCSF Ophthalmologist and Retinal Disease Expert Dr. Jacque Duncan
Ce6 eye drops may cause eye damage including central retinal vein occlusion and retinal hemorrhages in an animal model.
A group of leading biologists earlier this month called for a halt to the use of a powerful new gene editing technique on humans. Known by the acronym CRISPR, the method allows precise editing of genes for targeted traits, which can be passed down to future generations.
Film student Colin Marchon delivers a nice 3 part series on transhumanist themes.
Rejecting the two extremes of bioconservatism and libertarian transhumanism, Hughes argues for a third way, “democratic transhumanism,” a radical form of techno-progressivism which asserts that the best possible “posthuman future” is achievable only by ensuring that human enhancement technologies are...