‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Former Nasa biochemist Josiah Zayner became an online sensation by conducting DIY gene therapy on himself. He explains why he did it. Josiah Zayner, 36, recently made headlines by becoming the first person to use the revolutionary gene-editing tool Crispr to try to change their own genes. Part way through a talk on genetic engineering, Zayner pulled out a syringe apparently containing DNA and other chemicals designed to trigger … Continue reading ‘I want to help humans genetically modify themselves’

Genetically Modified Babies: Here’s What People Would Change If They Could Modify Children’s Genes

Embracing The Days Of Noah: People Warming Up To Idea Of Genetically Modified Babies Genetically modified babies may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, but recent innovations in both gene editing and artificial fertilization technology mean that this idea could become a reality. Scientists focus on gene editing to eliminate certain debilitating hereditary diseases, but the technology could accomplish a lot more. Recently, … Continue reading Genetically Modified Babies: Here’s What People Would Change If They Could Modify Children’s Genes