Technologies allow scientist to make changes to the genomes of living things. What are the pros and cons of having access to techniques like these?

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An Italian doctor wants to transplant a quadriplegic patient’s head onto a donor body. Is this is the next leap in regenerative medicine, or just a whacked-out idea from a latter-day Dr. Frankenstein.

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A symposium for students in Grades 11-12, organized by the Let’s Talk Science Outreach site at York University in Toronto.

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How should the car be programmed if it encounters an unavoidable accident? What are the ethical issues involved? (4:15 min.)

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We all know that acquired traits can not be passed on to future generation..right? Wrong! More and more evidence indicates that external factors can affect gene expression and this can be passed onto offspring. (2:47 min.)

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Robin Bulleri tells the story of Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose DNA led to countless cures, patents, and discoveries. (4:26 min.)

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Henrietta Lacks was a poor African-American tobacco farmer from Virginia. When her cells were collected by medical researchers after her death in 1951, it changed the future of medicine.

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Very easy to understand animation describes what synthetic biology is, how it works, and future potential. (3:24 min.)

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This video uses LEGO blocks as an analogy to explain how synthetic biology works using “biobricks”. Also explains how commonplace synthetic biology has become and looks at the pros and cons of this development. (4:23 min.)

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The advances made so far pale in comparison to the long-term potential of truly intelligent machines.

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