Left behind: Gene editing may impact races and classes unevenly

Left behind: Gene editing may impact races and classes unevenly

[Editor's Note: Nourbese Flint is a program manager for Black Women for Wellness, where she directs environmental and reproductive health ...
Should the world follow Britain's model for policies on "three-person babies"?

Should the world follow Britain’s model for policies on “three-person babies”?

Some have suggested that we look for guidance to the United Kingdom’s policy process for...“three-person IVF"....How did the UK come ...
Should concerns about 'rogue scientists' prompt more government oversight of CRISPR research?

Should concerns about ‘rogue scientists’ prompt more government oversight of CRISPR research?

... Many [scientists, concerned citizens and public officials] have noted the alarming speed with which CRISPR is being applied in research ...

People with disabilities deserve voice in debate over using CRISPR on humans

[CRISPR has] been getting plenty of press. And yet, as someone who tries to stay up to date constantly with ...

Should we believe every bold promise in biotechnology?

Based on direct experience,...I would advise that heady promises regarding biotechnology should be viewed with a high degree of skepticism...Many...biotechnological ...
Sensationalist media coverage of gene therapy provokes ethical concerns

Sensationalist media coverage of gene therapy provokes ethical concerns

Media coverage of trials related to gene therapy has portrayed the clinical research rollercoaster.  [Recently], The New York Times ran ...

UC Davis prof argues three-person IVF not same as “life-saving treatment”

UC Davis Assistant Professor of Philosophy Tina Rulli published a report titled "What is the Value of Three-Parent IVF?"...If you have ...

Problems emerge in US direct-to-consumer stem cell clinic market

Leigh Turner and Paul Knoepfler recently published an important paper in Cell Stem Cell on stem cell clinics in the US. Turner is a University of ...
French activists protesting 'GMO babies' could derail CRISPR on humans debate

French activists protesting ‘GMO babies’ could derail CRISPR on humans debate

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. A recent campaign calling ...

‘Three-person embryo’ closer to reality, but critics say it still has obstacles to overcome

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. In February 2015, the ...
After failure of first uterus transplant, what is future of procedure?

After failure of first uterus transplant, what is future of procedure?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. On February 25, the ...
Do sperm banks 'work in eugenics?'

Do sperm banks ‘work in eugenics?’

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. On December 29th, 2015, ...

Mass genetic surveillance? Reflecting on bio discrimination, DNA evidence, immigration procedures and privacy

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  “If we each keep ...

Does genetics support hopes of precision medicine advocates?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Like so many medical ...
New Exploitation documentary tackles dangers, unknowns of egg donation procedures

New Exploitation documentary tackles dangers, unknowns of egg donation procedures

Eggsploitation: Maggie’s Story is the fourth in a series of original documentaries about assisted reproduction directed by Jennifer Lahl, president and ...
Response to Steven Pinker: Society can't afford for bioethicists to 'get out of the way' of science

Response to Steven Pinker: Society can’t afford for bioethicists to ‘get out of the way’ of science

"Get out of the way." So said the European colonists as they pushed indigenous Africans, Americans, Aborigines, and Maoris off ...
#CRISPRfacts media debate over Wired's hype of gene editing technique

#CRISPRfacts media debate over Wired’s hype of gene editing technique

On July 21, WIRED magazine released its August issue with a cover story on the controversial new gene-editing technique CRISPR. Under the headline “The Genesis ...

20th century eugenists guided women on selecting perfect mate

For American women in the early twentieth century, marriage was a dangerous affair. Upon her marriage, a woman’s civic and ...

American eugenics movement saw babies’ fitness judged at state fairs

Eugenics became a popular ideology in the United States beginning in the second decade of the twentieth century. Concerned with ...

Regulation of mitochondrial replacement therapy needs to consider cross-generational consequences

How does one go about regulating the world’s first cross-generational biological experiment in human germline modification? The regulating body in ...

Can Apple’s foray into open-source DNA data succeed?

A new rumor is spreading that Apple may be leveraging its ubiquity to encourage iPhone owners to participate in DNA ...

Does DIY synthetic biology promote science, or distort it?

The Do-It-Yourself synthetic biology movement (or, DIY synbio) is mixed up, in a naive and dangerous way. What it's advocating ...

Egg donor industry advertises altruism, but does it exploit women’s bodies for profit?

Back when the only egg donation ads I saw were in the hallways of the Ivy League medical school in ...
Commercial surrogacy industry creating baby factories?

Commercial surrogacy industry creating baby factories?

“Outsourcing Embryos” is the name of a new fifteen-minute documentary from Vice for HBO in which correspondent Gianna Toboni travels ...

Human germline modification sorely in need of ethical discourse

An Institute of Medicine committee is in the midst of a 19-month study, undertaken at the FDA’s request, of the ...

Human germline editing debate needs public discourse more than moratorium

Three high-profile scientific statements published in quick succession called for various kinds of moratoria on research on and/or use of ...

Egg donation companies commodify women through ad campaigns

This ad appeared as a “suggested post” on a law student’s Facebook News Feed page. Sponsored by A Perfect Match, ...

Is your genetic information safe? Questions emerge over California and other states’ DNA collection programs

Nintey-eight percent of all babies born in the United States have a tiny prick of their blood screened for a few ...