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Can we trust ourselves when it comes to gene editing?

Genetic editing could be one of our most powerful tools to treat illness and suffering, but could it change what it means to be human?

Finding a cure for cancer – is big data the solution?

The explosion in patient data has the potential to revolutionize how we treat cancer – but the big data solution still faces huge logistical challenges.

Four innovations changing the lives of farm animals for the better

Maintaining the health and well-being of farm animals is hugely important. Technology is increasingly playing a central role in supporting that.

From space to sea: The future of food production

Securing food for the Earth’s future population is one of the great challenges ahead. New technologies and techniques are helping to make this possible.

Could advanced microbes really replace artificial fertilizer?

The emergence of synthetic biology offers the potential to engineer microbes to help us grow crops without the need for artificial fertilizer.

Molecular mind-set: How we are completely rethinking cancer

Oncologists are increasingly understanding the genomic drivers behind cancers, leading to a host of promising new treatments.

Drip by drip: How we solve the global water scarcity crisis

Global demand for fresh water is rising fast, and around the world, scientists are hard at work on smart, sustainable solutions.

Treating genetic disorders: Could gene editing help cure incurable diseases?

Gene editing could change how we treat diseases. But is everybody ready for it?

Small is bountiful: Why smallholder farmers feed our future

Smallholder farmers service an astonishing amount of the global food need; helping them take advantage of modern farming practices helps everyone.

80 is the new 60: Staying healthy in an aging world

Globally, aging populations are posing big challenges for healthcare systems; together, new technology and old techniques offer the opportunity to manage them.

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