The gene-editing tool CRISPR could help farmers overcome the challenges of malnutrition. But European legislation has closed the door to that technology.
French start-up Hopaal has found a way to recycle textiles and even plastic bottles to manufacture environmentally friendly clothing.
Genetic engineering is developing on human embryos, raising both hopes and ethical concerns.
Women who want to delay their pregnancies can now freeze their eggs effectively and safely. But success is not guaranteed.
Physician, businessman and writer, France’s Laurent Alexandre brings a range of perspectives to the challenges posed by such new technologies as artificial intelligence.
France’s Qwant was built to have two competitive advantages: respecting privacy and being a credible alternative to its American rivals.
While the scientific method strives for objectivity, experimental results are still prone to unconscious bias and error.
The ability to modify sequences of DNA with pinpoint precision promises new drugs, healthier livestock and better crops.
Lambèr Royakkers of the Eindhoven University of Technology analyses the dangers of having machines make life-or-death decisions.
Sharing medical data leads to more targeted treatments, but also bears the risk of abuse. Adam Molyneaux of Sophia Genetics discusses the complexities.
Thanks to major European initiatives, scientific publishers are feeling the pressure to crack down on plagiarism
The vision of a world in which everyone lives longer and better is attractive – but for societies the changes will be over-whelming. An ethicist and a sociologist discuss the implications.
Everyone has heard of Uber and AirBnB, but they are not the only game in town. Some platforms are purely altruistic, some very capitalistic.
More than one million scientific articles are published every year. The process that was established to control their quality is increasingly being called into question.
How science fiction can inform a generally staid profession about the legal issues of the future.
Annoying to some but completely normal to others, copying has become an established business model in the world of start-ups and smartphone apps.
People are increasingly concerned about the safety of personal data. The market is responding with new encryption products that are easy to use.