Here are recent technological advances and discoveries that could aid in alleged issues of genetics, climate change, disease, energy, hunger, birth, safety, sexuality, medical costs, convenience, and production among other things. Such capabilities showcase why making sure our society remains as open and free a marketplace to growth, ideas, and endeavors as it can is so important, so that such outcomes are more likely to occur. Who knows what else lies around the corner.

CRISPR –

http://gizmodo.com/everything-you-need-to-know-about-crispr-the-new-tool-1702114381

https://singularityhub.com/2017/04/26/crispr-pill-may-be-key-in-fight-against-antibiotic-resistance/

http://www.genengnews.com/gen-news-highlights/crispr-eliminates-hiv-in-live-animals/81254287

https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608350/first-human-embryos-edited-in-us/

Other genetic projects (DNA, aging molecules, gene therapy) –

http://bigstory.ap.org/e2931badb6f14e968c8241c3b756fbcd

Researcher Says He’s Found Molecule To Fight Aging

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Telemedicine and health care automation –

https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-telemedicine-is-transforming-health-care-1466993402

http://theconversation.com/why-are-we-dragging-our-feet-when-more-automation-in-health-care-will-save-lives-75591

Somatic cell transformation/nucleotide hijacking –

https://phys.org/news/2016-04-scientists-skin-cells-human-sperm.html

http://www.nature.com/news/mouse-eggs-made-from-skin-cells-in-a-dish-1.20817

Molecular change/process tweaking –

http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-figured-out-how-to-turn-co2-into-solid-rock-within-months

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3945808/Scientists-tweak-photosynthesis-increase-crop-yield.html

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-05-31/swiss-pickles-set-to-benefit-from-first-carbon-capture-plant

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41146628

Cleanup tech –

http://www.businessinsider.com/boyan-slat-ocean-cleanup-launch-2018-2017-5

http://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News/World-News/New-Recycling-Technique-Enables-Spent-Nuclear-Fuel-Rods-to-be-Used-Again.html

3d printing/production –

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/2017/04/25/3d-printing-consumers-future-ip/id=82533

http://www.power-eng.com/articles/print/volume-121/issue-4/departments/nuclear-reactions/print-that-part.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/hydrogen-metal-revolution-technology-space-rockets-superconductor-harvard-university-a7548221.html

https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasas-van-allen-probes-spot-man-made-barrier-shrouding-earth

https://fee.org/articles/hack-your-pancreas-and-3d-print-your-smile/

http://www.theverge.com/2017/4/25/15421734/artificial-womb-fetus-biobag-uterus-lamb-sheep-birth-premie-preterm-infant

Autonomous/flying vehicles –

http://www.extremetech.com/extreme/181508-googles-self-driving-car-passes-700000-accident-free-miles-can-now-avoid-cyclists-stop-for-trains

http://www.cnbc.com/2015/10/29/crash-data-for-self-driving-cars-may-not-tell-whole-story.html

http://money.cnn.com/2017/04/24/technology/larry-page-flying-car/

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-25/uber-self-driving-truck-packed-with-budweiser-makes-first-delivery-in-colorado

http://www.businessinsider.com/first-all-electric-autonomous-cargo-ship-yara-birkeland-2017-5

AI/robots –

https://www.forbes.com/sites/susannahbreslin/2017/06/03/robot-cop-dubai/#807281d6872b

http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/stu_bykofsky/sex-robots-are-real-and-theyre-all-made-in-the-u-s-20170713.html

https://www.cnet.com/news/why-drone-delivery-wins/

http://www.businessinsider.com/this-airport-robot-will-take-your-bags-at-the-curb-and-check-you-in-2017-6

Blockchain –

https://www.forbes.com/sites/laurashin/2017/05/23/blockstack-unveils-a-browser-for-the-decentralized-web/

Genetic engineering –

http://www.popsci.com/genetically-modified-mosquito-knocks-out-dengue-brazilian-neighborhood

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/nature/fewer-pesticides-farming-with-gmos/

Microchip implants –

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-tech-implants-idUSKBN1AA2UZ

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