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Genetic engineering serendipity

According to an article on the MIT Technology Review a team of Chinese scientists have performed a genetic modification using the CRISPR/Cas9 technique to delete the CCR5 gene. This deletion should remove a CCR5 receptor on cells membranes removing the point used by the HIV virus to infect the cell. …

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Augmented … Chickens

Humans have changed their ecosystem in many ways, we see signs everywhere and yet we are so used to the here and now that we don’t even notice the profound changes we made. Take chickens, as a point in case. I remember some 30 years ago I went to Cuba …

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TTM 2018 Overview – II

Keeping on the reporting from TTM 2018. Neuroscience and Brain The evolution of Brain Machine Interfaces is expected to progress at an accelerated pace in the coming decade, thanks to a multitude of research endeavor in many parts of the world. Work is progressing both in the area of non-invasive …

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I’ve got a feeling

A collaboration among researchers at Stanford and Seoul National University has resulted in the creation of an artificial sensory nerve. A sensory nerve is a complex entity, part of the somatosensory system, that is able to integrate different physical stimuli into a tactile information. Our sense of touch generate data …

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The quest for organs re-generation

An aspect of human augmentation being considered in the Symbiotic Autonomous Systems Initiative (see the first White Paper) is the possibility to re-generate organs. Our organs get older, as we get older (actually some say that we get older because our organs age…), and their performance decreases. By substituting a …

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Sensors get under our skin

Biosensors, that is sensors that can detect parameters in a living being, are becoming more and more effective in several respects: detecting more and more parameters, becoming more and more sensitive, being able to co-exist for long period of time with the hosting organism to the point of becoming an …

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