Weekend Reads, week 16
How ‘ninja polymers’ are fighting killer superbugs
With advances in stem cell research and nanotechnology helping us fight illnesses from heart disease to superbugs, is the fusion of biology and technology speeding us towards a sci-fi future – part human, part synthetic?
Genetics Research is Failing Most of The World’s Population
The promise of personalised medicine is to exploit the variations in our genome, tailoring treatments and assessing risk of disease based on specific genes. But modern science has so far mostly ignored that those variations sometimes fall along ancestral lines.
Topol put it bluntly: “Your chances of there being existing genetic research relevant to you and your health are better if you are of European ancestry.”
Pet cloning is bringing human cloning a little bit closer
People are copying pets to preserve a physical, and spiritual, connection to dead children.