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Viewpoint: Political left, right and sprinkling of bioethicists express concern about modifying rules on embryo research

Viewpoint: Political left, right and sprinkling of bioethicists express concern about modifying rules on embryo research

Pete Shanks | 
On May 26, the International Society of Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), a non-governmental  organization of scientists, released newly revised guidelines ...
Viewpoint: Debating the debate over the new stem cell research guidelines

Viewpoint: Debating the debate over the new stem cell research guidelines

Katie Hasson, Marcy Darnovsky | 
An organization of scientists is recommending that limitations on several experimental and controversial research procedures – including heritable genome editing, ...
Viewpoint: Patenting human embryo gene editing? Two rival universities push the ethical and legal debate

Viewpoint: Patenting human embryo gene editing? Two rival universities push the ethical and legal debate

Pete Shanks | 
Two prominent groups of scientists, and two major American universities, are trying to patent methods for editing human embryos, with ...
Quickly-advancing human embryo research raises prickly ethical questions

Quickly-advancing human embryo research raises prickly ethical questions

Pete Shanks | 
Nature published two peer-reviewed papers about generating in vitro, with slightly different methods, “blastoids” or “human blastocyst-like structures”... Notably, none ...
Viewpoint: Why assisted reproduction needs to be more comprehensively regulated

Viewpoint: Why assisted reproduction needs to be more comprehensively regulated

Pete Shanks | 
The United States fertility market is growing very rapidly, and is projected to reach $15.4 billion in 2023, more than ...
Viewpoint: How might the Biden Administration regulate heritable human gene editing?

Viewpoint: How might the Biden Administration regulate heritable human gene editing?

Pete Shanks | 
The new Biden-Harris Administration faces a number of harrowing challenges in which science and technology policies will be critical. Along ...
Viewpoint: Biden Administration should push back against ‘troubling innovations in bioweapons research’

Viewpoint: Biden Administration should push back against ‘troubling innovations in bioweapons research’

Gwen D’Arcangelis | 
Genetically engineered bioweapons are not a fictional or far-fetched notion. Many countries around the world, including the United States, have ...
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Viewpoint: Public confused and divided about genetically engineering diseases out of babies

Pete Shanks | 
Here’s a provocative headline and subhead from OneZero, a publication by Medium, above an article by Emily Mullin published on August 17: Men Are ...
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Coronavirus highlights why the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act is ripe for overhaul

Pete Shanks | 
[Palantir] has been hired and has assigned 45 staff to a project “designed to predict surges in NHS demand during the ...

Litany of unknowns surface at FDA germline modification meeting

Jessica Cussins | 
An FDA committee held a historic public meeting last week to discuss the scientific, technologic, and clinical issues related to ...

Hopes and fears surround new induced stem cell method

Pete Shanks | 
Two papers published in Nature on January 30 describe a new and remarkably simple technique for generating pluripotent cells: cells ...
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Direct-to-consumer genetic testing just not ready for prime time

Pete Shanks | 
Stories keep coming in from people who signed up for genetic testing and received strange, conflicting, or just plain wrong ...

Scientists alarmed by so-called stem cell “therapies”

Pete Shanks | 
The dubious business of selling so-called stem cell "therapies" seems to be gathering momentum, and some scientists are becoming quite ...
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Center for Genetics and Society calls for rejection of life-saving therapy

The U.K.'s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority has announced its endorsement of mitochondrial replacement therapy. The therapy, which could save ...
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Biotechnology is a threat to biodiversity

Eric Hoffman, Jeff Conant | 
The burgeoning "bioeconomy" is as much a threat to the environment as the fossil fuels it aims to replace ...
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European Society of Human Genetics reprimands Myriad on patent secrets

Emily Stehr | 
The European Society of Human Genetics policy committee has chastised Myriad Genetics for refusing to share its patented genetic database ...

Single gene may hold key to life itself?

Nathaniel Comfort | 
"Your IQ depends on a single gene"; "Long life is all in the genes"; "A gene that could explain why ...

Genetically engineering ‘ethical’ babies is a moral obligation, says Oxford professor

Richard Alleyne | 
Professor Julian Savulescu said that creating so-called designer babies could be considered a "moral obligation" as it makes them grow ...

As prices for prenatal genome sequencing tests fall, some worry about consequences for families in a real-life ‘Gattaca’

Makini Brice | 
If you could know your unborn child's entire genetic makeup, would you want to? Researchers believe that tests that detail ...

Fetal tests spur legal battle

Erika Check Hayden | 
Genetic tests that analyze fetal DNA from a pregnant woman's blood are arriving in a rush, but the commercialization of ...
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