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research 12 10 18

NIH blocks research using fetal tissue, prompting calls of ‘scientific censorship’

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have been ordered not to acquire new fetal tissue for their research since ...
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‘Less expected’: China condemns research yielding gene-edited babies

On Nov. 26, U.S.-trained, Shenzhen-based He Jiankui announced that he’d altered the genes of a human embryo to create the ...
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Should law enforcement have a universal genetic forensic database?

The idea of the government having access to every citizen’s DNA might sound like an Orwellian nightmare, but recent events suggest we’re ...
eye 12 4 18

CRISPR treatment for rare genetic eye disorder gains FDA study approval

Days after a Chinese researcher incensed the world of science with claims of editing the genomes of twin girls, an American ...
placebo 12 6 18

Why you could be genetically programmed to respond to placebos

Confounding drug research, some people appear genetically programmed to believe the placebo they take during drug trials actually works ...
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How Russian ‘disinformation’ could threaten our biosecurity

In a series of increasingly confrontational statements, Russia has suggested that the Pentagon is establishing a chain of bio-weapons labs ...
ethics 12 3 18 1

What the CRISPR babies can teach us about the failings of ethical oversight

This isn't just about process, about ethical boxes left unchecked ...
He 12 4 18

Controversial Chinese scientist behind CRISPR babies is missing

The current whereabouts of He Jiankui—the scientist who claims to have engineered the world’s first genetically modified human babies—is unknown ...
gene edit 12 3 18

Genetically modified humans? Here’s why they already exist

It felt as if humanity had crossed an important line: In China, a scientist named He Jiankui announced on Monday ...
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Viewpoint: Why we need a 3-year moratorium on gene-edited babies

Chinese researcher He [Jiankui] dropped the bomb with his claim that he produced twin CRISPR’d babies. He cited a 2017 National Academies ...
babies 12 3 18 1

Viewpoint: Putting CRISPR babies in context—learning from the past instead of panicking in the present

The brouhaha against the gene-edited twins echoes recent history of alternative reproductive technologies ...
gene 11 30 18

Viewpoint: What FDA’s Scott Gottlieb is missing in the gene-edited baby debate

I am a huge fan of FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. ... But in his comments on the news that gene ...
sperm 11 30 18

Improving human sperm with gene editing? Harvard researcher moves forward as scientists debate CRISPR babies

In the wild uproar around an experiment in China that created twin girls whose genes were altered to protect them ...
11-26-2018 gender

Viewpoint: Ideology has no place in gender science discussions

Radical egalitarianism defends the idea that any collective of adult human beings has the same innate distribution of qualities, independently ...
gene 11 30 18

Science summit calls gene-edited babies ‘deeply disturbing’ but rejects moratorium on similar research

A Chinese scientist's claims that he created the world's first gene-edited babies is a "deeply disturbing" and "irresponsible" violation of ...
gene 11 29 18

UN rejects gene drive moratorium, but agrees to some limits

Nations rejected a proposal to temporarily ban the release of organisms carrying gene drives — a genetic-engineering technology designed to ...
Church 11 29 18

Geneticist George Church on why gene-edited babies aren’t such a bad thing

[Editor's note: Harvard geneticist George Church has come to the defense of Chinese researcher He Jiankui, who shook up the science ...
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Are we ‘playing God’ if we screen IVF embryos for IQ potential?

IVF clinics may soon use a controversial screening technique to get rid of embryos which are likely to grow up ...
gene 11 29 18

Viewpoint: Let’s hope the Chinese gene editing fiasco doesn’t lead to a cruel and unnecessary ban on germline gene therapy

A backlash could be hugely counterproductive. So let's start with the facts ...
china 11 29 18

China halts human gene editing in wake of controversial trial resulting in birth of twins

The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human ...
He 11 28 18

How the news of China’s gene-edited babies blew up

He Jiankui didn’t wake up on Sunday [November 25]  expecting his world to change. … He knew international attention was ...
11-27-2018 Specter-ThePerilsandPromisesofGene-DriveTechnology

Viewpoint: Why gene drives should be left in the hands of nonprofits

Gene drive and other methods of editing the genomes of wild organisms could save millions of lives and prevent billions ...
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How tiny ‘organs-on-a-chip’ could transform medical research

Researchers have pioneered what may be the most accurate simulation of kidney function to-date ...
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Controversial Chinese scientist defends gene-edited babies: ‘I feel proud’

The Chinese scientist who sparked an international outcry after alleging to have helped create the world's first genetically edited babies, ...
He 11 27 18

Ethics and the controversial decision to make gene-edited babies

For someone who has caused a worldwide uproar over what many fellow scientists consider an ethical outrage, He Jiankui of ...
gene 11 26 18

There’s still much we don’t know about world’s first gene-edited babies

A Chinese scientist has shocked the world with claims he used the genome editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 to manipulate the genes ...
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Brave new world? Why the public might actually be ready for gene-edited babies

Gene-editing tools like CRISPR/Cas9 are rapidly bringing the possibilities forward ...
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CRISPR uproar: Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world’s first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month ...