New XPrizes to Focus on Alzheimer’s, Clean Air, Cybersecurity, Democracy and Zero Waste Mining

October 16, 2017 – The XPrize, a competition that tackles global issues and provides substantial cash prizes to individuals and companies to address them, is moving from getting ... Continue Reading →

CRISPR Takes on Messenger RNA to End Huntington’s Disease and ALS

October 15, 2017 – The DNA editing tool known as CRISPR is about to tackle the creator of aberrant proteins that lead to Huntington’s Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis ... Continue Reading →

Is the World Getting Better?

October 12, 2017 – Just got back from a week away with my wife, daughter, and son-in-law, visiting family in Atlanta, Georgia. Happy to say there were no mass shootings while ... Continue Reading →

Consumer Genetic Testing Goes Mainstream to Help Screen for Breast and Ovarian Cancer Risk

September 26, 2017 – Color Genomics has introduced a screening test that indicates whether you have two gene mutations that put you at higher risk for developing breast cancer. ... Continue Reading →

GMO Mosquito Technology May Be Our Best Weapon Against The Latest Super Malaria Outbreak

September 22, 2017 – The fear and uncertainty spread by those who feel that genetically modified anything is bad needs to be weighed against mosquito spread infections that are ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: Augmented Reality is Coming to the Surgical Suite

September 20, 2017 – Israel based, AUGmedics is the inventor of an augmented reality technology designed to enhance the performance of surgeons doing spinal operations. Called ... Continue Reading →

Gizmos & Gadgets: If you Experience Atrial Fibrillation You May Want This App

September 12, 2017 – AliveCor has created Kardia, a pulse-monitoring pad that wirelessly connects to an app running on a smartphone, or tablet, and allows users to self-administer ... Continue Reading →

The Power to Control Evolution is Now in Human Hands

August 31, 2017 – A backhoe on a nearby street has kept me from posting new content to 21st Century Tech blog for the last two days. My Internet Service Provider was kind enough ... Continue Reading →

Xenotransplants, Gene Manipulation, and Organ Regeneration: Who Will Win Out in This New Medical Space Race?

August 15, 2017 – I took a short leave from this blog site to attend a dear family friend’s wedding event in Cleveland over the weekend. My friend is a transplant surgeon. ... Continue Reading →

Gene Altering Technique Used to Correct Congenital Heart Disease

August 7, 2017 – When my daughter was born back in 1984 she came into the world with a faulty heart. She had what is defined as a congenital (as in born with) disease that could ... Continue Reading →