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What the CRISPR baby controversy can teach us about ethics through the ages

Hank Greely | 
[H]ow should we assess the ethics of new biomedical procedures when we know that society’s views may change?  More specifically, ...
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Do we really need sex to make babies? Maybe not

Jamie Metzl | 
There are lots of great reasons we humans have sex. We mostly do it to pair bond, realize our primal ...
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Gene editing set to revolutionize agriculture—but how should it be regulated?

Kenneth Miller | 
In the next few decades, humanity faces its biggest food crisis since the invention of the plow. The planet’s population, ...
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Why probiotics could actually be bad for you

Temma Ehrenfeld | 
Millions of Americans take probiotics—live bacteria deemed useful—assuming there can be only positive effects. The truth is that you really ...

Scientific fraud and why it’s not just a problem with ‘a few bad apples’

Eve Herold | 
Last week, the whistleblowers in the Paolo Macchiarini affair at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet went on the record here to detail ...

3 neural implants that could change our lives

Kira Peikoff | 
Here are three of [DARPA’s] research programs that are showing promise in early human testing: 1) A NEURAL IMPLANT [TO] ...
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8 things to know about anti-aging research and why there’s ‘no doubt’ humans can live to 150

Kira Peikoff, Michael West | 
Dr. [Michael] West is the CEO of AgeX Therapeutics, a biotech company that is developing novel therapeutics to target human ...
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Viewpoint: Science hype doomed startup that promised to upload brains ‘to the cloud’

Addison Nugent | 
This past March, headlines suddenly flooded the Internet about a startup company called Nectome. Founded by two graduates of the ...

5 key things we should know about the gut microbiome

Kristina Campbell | 
Here are five of the most important questions that lie ahead for microbiome science. 1) What makes a gut microbiome ...

Understanding the difference between eugenics and genetic tests that predict intelligence

Paige Harden | 
Polygenic scores ... can predict a person’s intelligence or performance in school. Like a credit score, a polygenic score is ...
No outrage: Why news of first cloned monkeys barely moved the needle

No outrage: Why news of first cloned monkeys barely moved the needle

Bernard Siegel | 
[Cloned monkeys] Zhong Zhong and Hua Hua were created at the Chinese Academy of Science’s Institute of Neuroscience in Shanghai ...
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Ethical questions surround deep brain stimulation therapy for Parkinson’s and other neurological diseases

David Levine | 
[D]eep brain stimulation [is] a type of therapy in which one or more electrodes are inserted into your brain and ...
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Viewpoint: There’s no reason to panic over human germline editing

Hank Greely | 
[Editor's note: Hank Greely is a professor of law and genetics at Stanford University.] Controversy has raged about editing human ...