Our knowledge of DNA is revolutionizing our understanding of our past and future. New findings in human and animal DNA enriches our awareness of our place in evolution and history, and new tools for gene editing might transform the future of our species.

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How Will Our Senses Evolve in the Future?

There’s a lot to learn from the evolution of senses

Should We Create Artificial Embryos?

Human beings without biological parents might one day exist

How Can We Fight Epidemics?

When did epidemics begin, and which one was the deadliest?

How Much DNA Do We Share With Bananas?

On DNA sharing, the common ancestor of all living beings, and bananas

Will We One Day Live Forever?

From radical life extension to simulated minds: will we live forever?

Could You Beat a Chimp in a Brain Test?

Some animals outperform humans in certain tasks. With genetic engineering this can change

Would You Like to Live Forever?

The race for the elixir of life is underway

Should We De-extinct Animals?

Scientists are working to bring back extinct species. Exciting or creepy?

How Much of a Cat Are You?

How much DNA do you share with your cat?