Global Editions

Tag Archives: Antonio Regalado

How to Engineer a Human Baby

Last April, Chinese researchers reported that they had tried genetically editing human embryos for the first time to correct a disease gene. Out of more than 80 embryos, however, only a handful came out correctly. In the rest, the gene didn’t get …Continue reading

Transplant Surgeons Revive Hearts After Death

A technology to keep organs alive outside the body is saving lives. And provoking ethical debates. Transplant surgeons have started using a device that allows them to “reanimate” hearts from people who have recently died, and use the organs to save others. …Continue reading

First Gene-Edited Dogs Reported in China

An extra-muscular beagle has been created through genome engineering. Are we on our way to customizing the DNA of our pets? Scientists in China say they are the first to use gene editing to produce customized dogs. They created a beagle with …Continue reading

As Patents Expire, Farmers Plant Generic GMOs

Billy Maddox planted 100 acres of Roundup Ready soybeans this year. The big news is he didn’t pay Monsanto a dime. It’s been 20 years since Monsanto developed its first genetically modified crops. Now some of its early patents are starting to …Continue reading

Paralyzed Man’s Arm Wired to Receive Brain Signals

After doctors bridge his spinal injury with electronics, a paralyzed man can control his arm with his thoughts. Scientists at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio say they’ve used electronics to get around a paralyzed man’s spinal injury, permitting him to use …Continue reading