Category: Regenerative Medicine

SAGE goes to the Movies: A scientific review of “Deadpool“ (2016)

We’re going to look at the science behind the movie “Deadpool”, and ask whether –and to what degree — there is any scientific basis for Deadpool’s superhuman abilities. Deadpool’s primary ability is hyper-regeneration. He is able to shrug off potentially lethal bodily injuries, to the point where he severs his own hand, and within a few days has regrown a new one. But how did he gain these abilities, and how realistic might they be?

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Ethical Implications of Human Genetic Engineering

Genome editing technologies have come a long way and have already advanced towards mammalian models and clinical trials in humans. Recently, genetic modification of human embryos using CRISPR/Cas9 technology was achieved by the Huang laboratory in China in April 2015. This introduces new ethical questions regarding human treatment that have previously only been dealt with in science fiction.

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