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We don’t know enough yet to effectively pick embryos to get smarter, taller children, study says

Despite advances in understanding the combined effects of multiple genes on complex traits in humans, efforts to choose embryos based ...
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Is it time to decide what we want our future gene-edited society to look like?

Now, we are able to ‘design’ babies, filtering out illnesses, and selecting things like eye colour, hair colour, and even ...
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Viewpoint: Consumer genetic testing plagued by inaccuracies that can be misleading, or even harmful

Polygenic risk scores currently account for only a small proportion of your total genetic risk ...
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‘Countries have been invaded for far less’: Why the genetic arms race could start a war

Imagine you are the leader of a society that has chosen to opt out of the genetic arms race by ...
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Could we be designing babies from a menu of genetic options in 2045?

The year is 2045. The genomes of four billion humans have been sequenced, creating a huge pool of genetic information ...
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Are DIY designer babies a real possibility?

[Bryan] Bishop, a 29-year-old programmer and Bitcoin investor, has been leaving a trail of comments about human “enhancement” on the ...
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Why the quest to create ‘super babies’ is a ‘fool’s errand’

Gene-edited babies should probably always be prohibited, not because of fears of creating inequalities and advantaged “super babies,” but because ...
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Getting out of the gene-editing mess created by Chinese scientist He Jiankui

There have always been rogues willing to carve their own paths no matter what the cost to others. But how ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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Designer babies are already here—and why we should be worried

Matthew assumed the weakness in his knee was the sort of orthopedic nuisance that happens when you turn 30. … ...
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University student reflection: Let’s take a balanced ethical and scientific look at genetic engineering

Rapid advancements in the realm of gene editing are raising all sorts of questions with social and ethical implications. But ...
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‘Designer babies’ just around the corner? More scare than science

As CRISPR technology advances, old fears about 'designer babies' resurface. But we are a long way from being able to ...
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Designer babies? US scientists swap DNA in embryos, replacing mutation that causes heart problems

The breakthrough procedure might better be called 'gene correction' rather than gene editing. It could revolutionize genetic disease treatments, but ...
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With global gene editing slow down, what’s the future of ‘designer babies?’

The prospect of designer babies--the stuff of futuristic movies--is now upon us with the advent of gene editing, stirring confusion ...