Surpassing our genes

Gattaca's message should be reconsidered as a defence of the possibility to create superior post-humans through genetic engineering.

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Human enhancement and functional diversity

Human enhancement through genome editing is one of the goals of transhumanism, but its implementation might generate important discriminations.

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Marejada 7. Marina Núñez

Editorial: Transhumanism

A few weeks back, we suffered a bot attack on Mètode's website which, fortunately, was swiftly resolved. As a precaution, we restricted access for a few hours. To access the site, visitors had to complete a visual captcha, a test where they have to click

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Are viruses alive?

The scientific community agrees that viruses are not alive. However, the idea sparks some debate because it depends on how we define life.

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The perfect couple

Humans, unlike some animals, do not base their mating choices exclusively on genetics. There are many cultural and social determinants.

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Beyond the double helix

Apart from the double helix, DNA can present other structures such as G-quadruplexes, whose study has boomed in recent years.

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Of your face I have already the imprint

Thanks to advances in genetics, we can extract a lot of information from DNA and infer a fairly detailed portrait of the person it belongs to.

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We are a ‘trencadís’

We have all inherited DNA sequences from forgotten ancient ancestors

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coronavirus UK

What are the characteristics of the new strain of coronavirus in the UK?

The new coronavirus strain identified in the United Kingdom presents different mutations. Alma Bracho, FISABIO researcher, explains.

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dna bank

Who wants your DNA?

By giving away our DNA and genetic data, we are giving away the DNA and genetic data of our entire biological family. We have to think if the objective we are pursuing is worthwhile.

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