Today's theme is self-evolution. Many futurists and science-fiction writers think that genomics are the next great frontier in technology. We've sequenced the entire human genome, but we still don't know what to do with that knowledge.
We're getting closer, though.
We're just starting to learn the finer points of the nervous system. A new study shows that intense thinking can block pain receptors.
Emotions are still mysterious, but recent research shows some strange side effects of happiness.
There's a quiet epidemic of tapeworms in the brain! Where's modern medicine when we need it?
We've had access to our whole genome for years, but we still don't know what to do with it.
An oldie but a goodie: Juan Enriquez's TED talk about the importance of genomics and future medicine.
And just this week, some Stanford bioengineers demonstrated the ability to write information to DNA, not just read it. ReadWriteBiology!
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