Cyber, Nano, and AGI Risks: Computer Security and Effective Altruism

Foresight Institute Co-Founder and Projects Director Christine Peterson (full biography) was interviewed recently by 80000 Hours, “an independent nonprofit funded by individual donors” and founded “because we couldn’t find any sources of advice on how to do good with our own working lives. Since 2011, we’ve been on a mission to figure out how best… Continue reading Cyber, Nano, and AGI Risks: Computer Security and Effective Altruism

Foresight co-founder on the future of the human lifespan

Optimized Geek podcast featured Christine Peterson on the future of nanotechnology, human lifespan, artificial intelligence, finding love, and other topics.

Nanotechnology carries gene editing package into cells

Hijacking a viral method of replicating circular genomes, ball-of-yarn-like DNA clews are used to transport the protein and guide RNA molecules needed for gene editing into the cell nucleus.

DNA nanotechnology guides assembling cells into ‘Organoids’

DNA strands decorating cell membranes like ‘Velcro’ program the adhesion of cells to other cells or to extracellular matrices to build tiny tissue models.

Foresight 1999 Distinguished Student wins Galactic Grant Competition

Technology developed by Nanobiosym, founded by Anita Goel, to enable personalized diagnostic testing won the Grand Prize of the Nokia Sensing XCHALLENGE in 2013, and this month was awarded the top prize in the Galactic Grant Competition.

Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference 2015

The SENS Research Foundation is once again hosting its Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference here in Silicon Valley: August 19-21, Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport in Burlingame CA. Register before July 15 to take advantage of early bird pricing.

Discount to attend SENS Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference

Foresight friends can use this discount to attend the SENS Rejuvenation Biotechnology Conference August 21-23, 2014 Santa Clara, California.

Photos from 2014 Foresight Technical Conference

The photos from the 2014 Foresight Technical Conference highlight entrepreneurial efforts in space, biotechnology, and life extension.

Novel nanoparticle efficiently silences gene expression in liver cells

RNA interference provides potential cures for various diseases by silencing the expression of specific genes in specific organs, but delivering the RNA molecules to the right place is very difficult. A novel nanoparticle provides unprecedented efficiency in silencing target genes in liver cells.

US government report highlights flaws in US nanotechnology effort

The concern of the US GAO for a gap in nanomanufacturing is well-placed, but it is only half of the problem with the limited US vision of the impact of nanotechnology on the future world economy.