Orbiting Tomorrow

Explore the dissolving boundary between science and science fiction with news from the front lines of discovery and imaginative speculation on how each one could change our world.

Category Archives: Genetics

This blog is entering a new orbit!

Orbiting Tomorrow’s content is moving to a new home. You may not have guessed, but I’m a science fiction writer (suddenly it all makes sense!) and I’ve finally launched a … Continue reading

October 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

Homemade Cyborgs: Biohacking and the Debate over Body Ownership

If you thought cyborgs came out of cutting-edge laboratories, think again. Biohackers aspiring to enhance their abilities through body modifications—in particular, a sub-group known as “grinders” who experiment on their … Continue reading

December 29, 2013 · Leave a comment

“Genetic surveillance”: the new identity theft?

An artist in New York is pioneering DNA portraits, extracting genetic material from trash to generate an image of the person who left it behind. “The project began with me, going … Continue reading

June 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Neanderthal Baby Mommas: no, it’s not a TV reality show (yet)

If you’ve been keeping up with science news, you probably heard about how Harvard professor Dr. George Church recently discussed the feasibility of cloning a Neanderthal baby, and mentioned that … Continue reading

January 28, 2013 · Leave a comment