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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 ...
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 ...
surgery 12 3 18

Genome surgeons target genetic disease at the source

[Delaney Van Riper] was born with a rare genetic disease called Charcot-Marie-Tooth, or CMT, which is slowly eroding her nerve cells’ ...
baboon 12 6 18

Baboons given heart transplants from genetically engineered pigs—humans could be next

In four adjacent enclosures transplantation researcher Bruno Reichart kept four happy baboons. … Most importantly, he says, they were healthy ...
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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‘Wild and frightening possibilities’: How AI and genomics could affect reproduction

[Jamie] Metzl is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and author of the upcoming book Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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

‘Have and have nots’: Future of biotech is human modification

[I]n the next decade, the phrase [“have and have nots”] might mean "modded or unmodded"—as in, "have you been modified?" ...
HE 11 26 18

Chinese researcher’s claims of gene-edited babies prompts investigation

A Chinese researcher who claims to have created the first gene-edited babies, He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and ...
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 ...
crispr 11 26 18 2

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 ...
baby 11 26 18

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 ...
ai 11 19 18

How AI can make gene editing ‘more accurate, cheaper and easier’

One of the most exciting prospects about gene technology is the development of precision or personalized medicine. The field, which ...
mosquito 11 13 18

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 ...
genes 11 7 18 1

Should parents be allowed to use gene editing to determine the sexual orientation of their children?

Where do our sexual preferences come from? Most of us don’t stop to ponder, simply because there’s no need to ...
How religious beliefs shape our thinking on cloning, stem cells and gene editing

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 ...