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 →

Synthetic Life – Humanity on the Brink of a Biological and Material Revolution

April 9, 2017 – “Life itself is becoming programmable,” states Bryan Johnson, a member of a venture capital fund that is investing in companies pursuing the creation ... Continue Reading →

Headlines: DNA of 780,000 Year Old Ice Age Horse Reconstructed

November 12, 2013 – I have written in the past about attempts to reconstruct the DNA of the Woolly Mammoth, one of the most imposing creatures that wandered the landscape of North ... Continue Reading →

Headlines at 21st Century Tech for June 7, 2013

It was a longer hiatus than anticipated but I’m back to provide you with the headlines that caught my eye over the last two weeks. They are:   Should We Be Cloning Extinct ... Continue Reading →

Headlines at 21st Century Tech for June 8, 2012

Agriculture Update: Genetically Modified Sheep Produce the Right Fat That is if you are convinced by the recent announcement from researchers in China who have been working with sheep ... Continue Reading →

Biomedicine Update – Cloning the Woolly Mammoth a Step Closer to Reality

Scientists from Russia and South Korea are hell-bent on recreating the Woolly Mammoth, an animal that has been extinct for more than 10,000 years. The North-Eastern Federal University ... Continue Reading →

Biomedicine – Part 9: Cloning

“Hello Dolly,” not the musical but the sheep. Seen below, Dolly was the first adult mammal cloning success using sheep. Her journey from the petri dish to birth began as ... Continue Reading →

Biomedicine – Part 1: The Promise of Medical Technology in the 21st Century

Humanity is closer today to immortality than it has ever been. We have surpassed Darwinian survival of the fittest to reach a new stage in evolution, creating humans reshaped by advances ... Continue Reading →