2015 has already been a huge year for science - here are 30 reasons why


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2015 is far from over, but already we've seen some breathtaking scientific discoveries, advancements, and policy decisions.

Scientists have developed a game-changing, minimally invasive brain-implant that could lead to better treatment options for people with Parkinson's disease or other neurological disorders, and even to brain enhancement for healthy people.

We found out scientists in China edited the genome of human embryos for the first time in history (which may one day be on lists of either the biggest discoveries or biggest mistakes in the 21st century).


Meanwhile, in the United Kingdom, lawmakers voted to allow couples with certain genetic disorders to have a procedure done that would create children with three biological parents.

Scientist Hashem AL-ghaili pulled together 30 of the most exciting and potentially groundbreaking pieces of scientific work of 2015 so far in an infographic for Futurism.com with help from the Reddit channel Futurology.

We've republished the graphic here with permission, but you can get the story behind each discovery by clicking through Futurism's interactive version.