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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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African nations push back against proposed UN ban on gene drives

Africa has kicked against a proposed moratorium on the environmental release of organisms containing gene drives now under debate at ...
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Solitary confinement may cause ‘irreversible’ damage to the brain

There are an estimated 80,000 people, mostly men, in solitary confinement in U.S. prisons. They are confined to windowless cells ...
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Viewpoint: UN should reject a proposed ban on gene drives

A draft resolution would revise the U.N. Convention on Biological Diversity to call on governments to "refrain from" releasing organisms containing engineered ...
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Viewpoint: An argument against using genetically modified mosquitos to fight malaria in Africa

Some scientists have proposed genetically modified (GM) mosquitoes as a solution to controlling malaria, a scourge that has been around ...
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Let’s say we can force the mosquito into extinction — should we do it?

Not many people like mosquitoes. So why not eliminate them? Newer techniques like CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing may make this possible ...
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Viewpoint: Why our nation needs to expand access to genetic counselors

Recently, our country saw an incredibly rare event — the introduction of a bipartisan bill. The bill — H.R. 7083 ...
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How religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam react to new technologies and concepts in their own way – though there is ...
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Opioid controversy: FDA approves powerful new drug despite addiction concerns

In a highly controversial move, the Food and Drug Administration approved an especially powerful opioid painkiller despite criticism that the ...
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The stuff that ‘makes magic mushrooms so magic’ moves closer to FDA approval for treating depression

The active ingredient that makes magic mushrooms so magic—the psychedelic drug psilocybin—is one step closer to becoming a legal treatment for ...