I love ordering things online, because I love getting packages in the mail (and I bet I’m not the only one!). But what if your order couldn’t be delivered? Maybe it didn’t fit in the box, or it couldn’t get to your house. …
Gene editing technology has erupted since the advent of CRISPR-cas9. And as with any technology, while there is great potential for good, people are also concerned about the lasting impacts gene editing could have on humanity.
One of the areas of great concern is germline editing. This area has a…
A virus could save your life.
I know, I probably sound crazy. But a type of virus known as bacteriophages has actually saved people’s lives before, such as Tom Patterson’s life in 2016.
So what would a bacteriophage, or phage, save your life from?
The answer: a superbug.
Stoicism often gets the reputation of being a practice where you suppress your emotions. And you might be thinking, yeah, thanks but no thanks, I like having emotions.
But it’s not exactly that. And it’s about so much more than just your emotions.
When practicing stoicism, you don’t suppress your…
+ Replicating deleting genes on Benchling
1 in 3 people in the U.S. will develop cancer.
Every minute, someone in the U.S. dies from cancer.
That’s a problem.
Gene editing could help solve it.
Last year, a research paper was published which detailed the results of a phase I clinical…
Imagine a world where cancer isn’t deadly. Where diseases like sickle cell anemia, muscular dystrophy, and Huntington’s disease are all things of the past.
Now imagine a world where an elite group are smarter, stronger, and more physically attractive than the rest. Governments have armies which can feel no pain…
The Problems with Current Meat Production Methods
Scientists are currently working on creating vegetarian meat.
Ok, whether it’s vegetarian is debatable. But scientists are working on developing meat which wouldn’t require the slaughtering of an animal.
Now, you might be wondering: what’s the point? …
Did it go well? Um… Did I learn a lot? You bet.
This past weekend, I participated in an artificial intelligence (AI) hackathon, which was a part of The Knowledge Society (TKS). TKS is a program for teens, which trains them to impact billions using emerging technology.
Saturday morning, I…