Ethics

Weekend Reads, week 17

This week in weekend reads: Pig brains being kept alive outside bodies, the ethics of experimenting with human brain tissue, and how writing about the link between genes and educational attainment can be dangerous…

$5 Million Tech Prize Seeks Answer to Origin of Life

A USD $5 million technology prize aims to crack the origin of the genetic code. The Evolution 2.0 Prize was announced at Arizona State University in August 2017. The largest “origin of life” prize to date, it seeks to bridge the gap between chemistry, genomics and modern computing.