However, human genome editing is still illegal in the U.S.
"We might be splitting in class between those who can afford to manage our children eugenically and those who cannot."
The nature/nurture debate on the causes of mental disorder generates no end of silly controversy by proponents on both sides.
There is a natural and universal desire to know who we are and where we come from. Ancestry gives people the tools to discover more about themselves by uncovering unique family stories and documents, by connecting with relatives (known and unknown), by building out their family tree, and through our AncestryDNA test.
Alec Ross served as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's senior advisor for innovation. During that role, he earned unique insight into the changing nature of technology. In his new book, "The Industries of the Future," Ross not only lays out the key industries that will shape the 21st century, but also provides the geopolitical, cultural and generational contexts out of which they are emerging. Berggruen Institute's Dawn Nakagawa sat down with Ross to discuss the book.
I'd like the physician who terrified me with an inaccurate and sensational prediction to update his advice to patients. People whose parents died from cancers, brain illnesses and diabetes should be encouraged to participate in the outcome of their health and of their lives.
Alexander McNabb's hot adventure "A Decent Bomber" for a change wasn't set in the Arab world, but managed, in its Irish venue, to tie back to the region he's used as a backdrop for earlier novels.
James Rollins is the New York Times-bestselling author known to millions of fans for his speculative adventure fiction. His novels take readers to unknown worlds, and across eons of time, reminiscent of books by Michael Crichton, H.G. Wells, and Isaac Asimov.
One might think I would be disappointed after 15 years of anticipation, but I'm not. This first glimpse of my DNA was interesting, but it's what comes next that I'm excited about.
Have you ever wondered about the genetic material that makes you, well, you? Have you wished to see a full blueprint of your DNA? Your genome has a meaning to you, your family, and the society at large. My wife and I did our part; if you have the means and interest, I hope you will join us!
We are sequencing the world -- from ourselves to all of the organisms upon which we depend as a living planet. In the future, our planetary genome might include new life forms built in the lab; there is even talk of the possibility of a resurrected Neanderthal, carried by a surrogate human mother. Science fiction? Not anymore.