Why the Victorian anxieties that underlie HG Wells’s masterpiece have never gone away.
The study of the genes which affect intelligence could revolutionise education. But, haunted by the spectre of eugenics, the science risks being lost in a political battle.
We are on the cusp of a new era of computing, with Google, IBM and other tech companies using a theory launched by Einstein to build machines capable of solving seemingly impossible tasks.
A baby grown from a flake of skin or from the genes of three parents – the future of reproduction is mind-boggling.
We can’t stop craving eternity.