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Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos

Confirming rumors that had been spreading since last month, Chinese scientists have reported they have modified human embryos genetically.

Obviously there are ethical implications of such endeavors and the debates have been raging since the rumors started. 448 more words

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China isn't the only one playing God

News this week that China has genetically altered a human embryo has sent the internet commenting world into a frenzy.  Most comments appear to say something along the lines of ‘We should not be playing God.’  Yet, we do; all of us from time to time. 269 more words


"Chinese scientists genetically modify human embryos"

“In a world first, Chinese scientists have reported editing the genomes of human embryos. The results are published1 in the online journal Protein & Cell… researchers … tried to head off such concerns by using ‘non-viable’ embryos, which cannot result in a live birth… 45 more words


A Reluctant Contortionist

A Reluctant Contortionist

Suzanne woke up with a pop and a crack, not unlike her favorite breakfast cereal.  She stretched her lanky limbs, listening to the music her body made.   893 more words

Poetry + Short Stories


For today’s prompt, write a nature poem. For many poets, the first thing that may pop to mind includes birds, trees, waterfalls, rivers, and such. But there’s also human nature, nature vs. 164 more words


Your Chance of Getting Mosquito Bites Could Be Genetic

If you’re always getting mosquito bites, you may be able to blame your genes, a new study suggests.

To understand whether the traits that make a person more or less attractive to mosquitoes are genetic—odors for instance—researchers conducted a study looking at 18 sets of identical twins and 19 sets of non-identical twins. 218 more words

Solarix, Genuine Stealth-Based Sci-fi Psychological Horror Coming Soon

Inspired by classic Sci-fi movies, Solarix throws you into the dead of space. Alone, you’re left to fend for yourself against the corporations clean up crews that are desperately working to cover up the last of their failed human experimentation. 391 more words