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‘My 500-year plan to alter human DNA to make us ready to colonise other planets’

Geneticist Professor Chris Mason has written a book that depicts a future where we will swap this planet for others, and change our DNA to withstand the different conditions. Here he tells RT of his startling vision for humanity.

Pack a suitcase and cancel Netflix: the human race is leaving for Mars.

No, it’s not the plot of a new Hollywood blockbuster, but the work of Chris Mason, a renowned geneticist at Cornell University. He’s just released a book, ‘The Next 500 years: Engineering Life to Reach New Worlds’.

It looks at the nexus between genetics and astronomy, using technology to create Mason's vision. And that is, quite simply, that Earth will eventually become impossible for humans to live on, so we should plan our escape.

Speaking to RT.com, he said, “The premise of the book is that I want to lay out what I believe and hope will happen for the next 500 years. This includes not just the technology behind how we could get to another planet and survive there, but also the moral argument of why we have to go.

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