Epigenetic clocks are a fascinating new technology, but some potential applications are controversial.
Pediatric epigenetic clocks have the potential to accurately assess biological age. However, possible applications in law enforcement and immigration raise ethical issues.
A waxwork of Captain America on display at Madame Tussauds in Bangkok, Thailand.
Doping is condemned in sports. But what about in the military? Should soldiers be allowed or even encouraged to take drugs that make them superior fighters and more likely to complete a mission?
Cryonics has gone from the world of sci-fi movies to the law courts for the family of one 14-year-old girl.
A UK court has allowed a 14-year-old girl's body to be frozen until doctors find a cure for the cancer that killed her. Is this latest example of cryogenics hope, hype or hell?
Would you want to wake up in the future?
It's uncertain whether we'll ever be able to bring cryogenically frozen people back to life. Should we even try?
An English court has ordered that a young anorexic woman be force fed.
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Force-feeding or starving to death? Emotive terms for an appalling choice. But this choice – whether to restrain and force-feed a young woman against her will or let her die of starvation – was recently…