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Human Enhancement
Better babies

The long and peculiar history of the designer human, from Plato’s citizen breeders to Nobel sperm banks and beyond

Nathaniel Comfort

Free Will
The free-will fix

New brain implants can restore autonomy to damaged minds, but can they settle the question of whether free will exists?

Walter Glannon

Young blood

From teen-targeting vampires to Lady Báthory’s bloodbaths, we love stories of stolen youth. What if it were possible?

Jess Zimmerman

The longevity gap

Costly new longevity drugs could help the wealthy live 120 years or more – but will everyone else die young?

Linda Marsa

A doping manifesto

The rules on doping in sport are incoherent – should we change them to allow the right kind of performance enhancement?

Julian Savulescu

Human Enhancement

Some people have neurological quirks that give them extraordinary perceptual powers. What can we learn from them?

Michael Banissy

Frozen dead guys

Is cryonics an ambulance into the future or the latest twist on our ancient fantasy of rebirth?

Stephen Cave

Human Enhancement
The end of sleep?

New technologies are emerging that could radically reduce our need to sleep - if we can bear to use them

Jessa Gamble

Human Enhancement
The ends of humanity

Socialism is dead, and the transhuman future looms. Is there any way to recover a sense of global purpose?

Ken MacLeod

The human race

Prosthetics, doping, computer implants: we take every upgrade we can get. But what is waiting for us at the finish line?

Steven Poole