Beyond confirming traditionally held knowledge, DNA can also solve long-running mysteries by finding connections between people that they might not be as forthcoming about.
When we think about our “selves,” we think only about our bodies and everything inside of it. We forget that our “selves” actually extend far beyond our bodies.
We spoke with Marnie Gelbart, Ph.D., about the problems genetic testing and engineering both create and solve.
What are the ethical implications of the latest developments in genetic engineering and the impact on improving the quality of human life?
How will our knowledge of the DNA-building process and our efforts to replicate it through technologies like the CRISPR system change our sense of self and the society around us?
A Mormon biotechnician asks, “Does the physical body explain everything about who we are?”
What can we really predict about human behavior in light of increasing knowledge from genetics?
Science is complex. But once we have a better understanding of the latest science, we can use that knowledge to inform public policy more effectively.
Why DNA evidence is not so precise, the neuroscience of belief, and a thought experiment about immortal atheists — here’s what’s new in genetics and religion this week.
Using genes to identify children with learning disabilities, what it means for humans to be “99% chimp,” and why Caitlyn Jenner angered fundamentalists — here’s what’s new in genetics and religion this week.