December 19, 2015: Read article in STAT News. STAT News interviewed experts about whether aging should be viewed as a disease, the extent to which it’s treatable — and whether doing so can help people live longer.
December 10, 2015: Read article in Genetic Literacy Project. MIT Media Lab graduate Will Patrick has designed a prototype desktop bioreactor that could enable the production of pharmaceutical drugs at home, such as antidepressants, insulin, and other drugs needed on a regular basis by patients. His research begs the question: Should the masses be trusted with the ability to […]
January 6, 2016: Read article in MIT Technology Review. Despite criticism, some researchers are attempting to grow human organs for transplant in animal embryos, an ethical grey area which, while potentially extremely beneficial for individuals needing organ transplants, could blur the line between species by adding human cells to animal embryos.
December 18, 2015: Read article in IEEE Spectrum. The first ever bioenhanced Olympics, known as the Cybathlon, will take place in Zurich in October 2016. Athletes will use advanced technologies to compensate for disabilities like paralysis and limb amputation, raising issues of identity, competition, and the future of sports as technologies of this kind become increasingly […]
December 29, 2015: Read article in CBC News. CBC reviews “some of the most “terrifying” news stories about robots from 2015, as judged by the reactions of our audience members, staffers and the world at large.”