Enhanced Humans

Augmented humans aren't starry-eyed visions of the future—they're walking among us right now. From cochlear implants to robotic limbs controlled by our minds, the fields of biotechnology and gene editing are allowing us to dictate evolution and engineer a new kind of human. Here, we’ll take a look at the scientific and technological breakthroughs that are transforming our bodies and reshaping the future of humanity.

The First “Cell-Free” CRISPR Tech Is Here To Personalize Cancer Treatment

A new CRISPR tool does what CRISPR-Cas9 can't.

April 19, 2018

The Next Revolution of Sports Cheating: Rewriting Athletes’ Genetic Codes

How do we stop cheating if we can't detect it?

April 16, 2018

Trying to Quit Drinking? This Implant Will Snitch If You Fall off the Wagon

The tiny tech could help people breaking up with alcohol stay sober.

April 11, 2018

Eight Technologies Making Today’s Humans More Futuristic

Technology is already beginning to alter humans in some pretty amazing ways.

April 9, 2018

“Prosthetic Memory Systems,” Delivered Via Electrode, Could Be Dope, If You’re Willing To Wait A While

Patients' short-term memory improved by 35 percent.

April 4, 2018

A Journal Retracted A Controversial Paper About CRISPR. The Damage Might Already Be Done.

If people were convinced CRISPR is dangerous, that article was (inaccurate, now-retracted) "proof."

April 2, 2018

Pacific Rim’s Robots Are Less Advanced Than Some of Today’s Real Robots

An engineering expert compares Jaegers to real robot research.

March 28, 2018

What If We Could Literally Rewrite the Human Genome?

Would we still be human?

March 28, 2018

Smart Glasses Can Convert Text Into Sound for the Visually Impaired

The glasses can help those with dyslexia or poor eyesight.

February 23, 2018

Surprise! It’s a Bad Idea to Hack Your Body, Says Prominent Biohacker

Maybe don't copy everything you see on the internet.

February 22, 2018
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