Questions tagged [genetic-engineering]

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What would the perfect human race be like? [closed]

In considering issues such as scientology for human cloning, disease-free DNA, agelessness and physical attributes such as personality, build and complexion; the question is, "what would the perfect ...
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Ideal large flightless birds for domesticated* cattle [duplicate]

Ideal large flightless birds for domesticated cattle (Just a note about this question being a duplicate. Some of the points people raised on a basis to close the question were fair and some... weren't....
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Organic solar power generators [closed]

After watching a scene in the Matrix where they had humans hooked up to produce electricity I wandered if this could be done at any level with living plants in the soil? All the examples online has ...
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Creating New Life [closed]

Would it be feasible to genetically modify stem cells, from Earth, to create an entirely new sentient species?
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Can Genetic Engineering Hurt? [closed]

One of the most infamous elements of science fiction is genetic engineering. Numerous times in the Star Trek universe, genetic engineering has been depicted as resulting in trouble and therefore ...
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How could civilization deal with a prion pandemic? [closed]

Prions are misfolded proteins that cause neurodegenerative diseases. They are smaller than viruses and they are the smallest known infectous pathogen. Somehow they could reproduce on their own and the ...
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Could I use CRISPR on T-Rex so that it will ignore human being on the street?

Suppose T-Rex And Ever, a sister company of T-Rex Forever LLC tries to use advanced CRISPR technology to engineer a hybrid T-Rex so that it is still as aggressive as ever but will not be interested in ...
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How could 3D Bioprinting and Synthetic Biology be used for reproduction?

I think it will be possible in the far future to take a single person`s cells, genetically enhance and change them using genetic engineering and synthetic biology using new genes, and put it in a 3d ...
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Without GMO's, when would we reach a population cap?

In the 1800's Malthus hypothesised that at some point we will run out of resources. With the introduction of GMO's, this problem no longer seems to be an issue for humanity. But what if some major ...
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Cybernetic Nucleic Acid

Let's say that a patient is in hospital suffering a terminal disease or at least a physical injury that's very expensive to treat. The only hope of salvation is to have artificial, or cybernetic, DNA ...
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What would be some noticeable differences on tiny human beings? [closed]

Let's say a very advanced alien race makes tiny human beings just for fun. Of course they wouldn't be just shrunken normal humans because they'd just die, the alien race made the necessary changes for ...

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