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chinaChina could solve population problem with millions of IVF babies

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Globally about 2 million cycles of IVF are performed each year. IVF is growing at ~7% per year. IVF is growing at 20-30% in China. China will be the major driver of IVF demand growth. This will increase global IVF …

futureGeorge Church predicts genetic reading and writing will improve another 1000 to 1 million times

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DNA Reading has improved 3 million fold and writing of DNA has improved a billion-fold from 1980 to today. George Church predicts genetic reading and writing will improve another 1000 to 1 million times. They eliminated one codon (out of …

futureGeorge St Pierre talks about performance enhancing drugs

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In an interview with Joe Rogan, UFC champion George St Pierre (GSP) talks about performance-enhancing drugs. * the new drugs can not just make you stronger but can enhance your reaction time and confidence * In the future, GSP expects …

futureAaron Traywick, CEO of Ascendance Biomedical found dead in flotation tank

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Aaron Traywick, CEO of Ascendance Biomedical, biohacker and transhumanist, was found dead this weekend in a flotation tank in Washington DC, according to Tristan Roberts. He was 28 years old. He was floating face down in the tank. Biohacking is …

chinaChina Province of Jiansu will genome sequence one million people within two years

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The government in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu has unveiled a plan to sequence the genomes of 1 million people for a large DNA sequencing platform and biomedical big data analysis center in Nanjing as well as a genetic …

crisprGene defect fixed in 8 out of 20 cloned embryos, heralds future of gene fixes and enhancement

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A team in China has taken a new approach to fixing disease genes in human embryos. The researchers created cloned embryos with a genetic mutation for a potentially fatal blood disorder, and then precisely corrected the DNA to show how …

cyborgBionic lens can make vision three times better than 20-20

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The Bionic Lens is a dynamic lens that replaces the natural lens inside the eye via one of the most common and successful procedures in medicine – cataract surgery. Once there, the lens restores clear vision at all distances without …

cognitive enhancementGenetic enhancement will be many times more powerful than steroids

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Clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing, when they start this year (2017), will edit existing cells in adults using an injection of a viral vector. It seems likely that CRISPR, or some improved version of it, will be established to …

brainDARPA and ASU electrical brain stimulation could boost learning and memory by 30 percent

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Stephen Helms Tillery wants to make you smarter — by electrically stimulating your brain. This work was done at Arizona Stat University. The Arizona State University neuroscientist has been awarded funding for a four-year study to develop a method of …

agricultureRewritable Paper that uses light and no ink

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Developing efficient photoreversible color switching systems for constructing rewritable paper is of significant practical interest owing to the potential environmental benefits including forest conservation, pollution reduction, and resource sustainability. Here we report that the color change associated with the redox …