The dream of augmented humans endures, despite skepticism

World / Science & Health Dec 19, 2018

The dream of augmented humans endures, despite skepticism

Brain implants, longer lives, genetically modified humans: For the prophets of "transhumanism" — the scientifically assisted evolution of humans beyond our current limitations — it is just a matter of time. But many scientists insist that some problems are not so easily solved. Sooner or later, ...

Asia Pacific / Science & Health Nov 28, 2018

Gene-edited baby trial 'paused': Chinese scientist

The Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies said Wednesday the trial had been paused, following an international outcry over the highly controversial procedure. He Jiankui defended his work in front of a packed Hong Kong biomedical conference, saying he ...