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How new technologies are ‘disrupting’ human reproduction

[On December 4], news of CRISPR-engineered babies launched a firestorm of debate on the future of human reproduction. … But even as ...
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Do we really need sex to make babies? Maybe not

There are lots of great reasons we humans have sex. We mostly do it to pair bond, realize our primal ...
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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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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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What’s the difference between choosing healthy embryos and picking a baby’s eye color?

Blair and James are trying to start a family. Like many parents, they hope their future offspring will be healthy ...
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Reproductive medicine could become entangled in the ’embryos are people’ debate

The announcement that Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy will retire at the end of [July] and President Trump’s nomination of ...
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Fertility clinic meltdown: What happens when slumbering eggs are awakened early

Fragile spindle apparatuses are an integral part to embryonic growth. What happened to embryo structures when they were thawed and ...
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Fertility quest: How technology has fueled quantum leaps

Nanotech, artificial intelligence, wearables and biological engineering are among the new high tech ways to knock you up, stop your ...
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Will the public embrace CRISPR to ‘edit out’ birth defects as it has other reproductive technologies?

As CRISPR becomes more widespread, will the public accept gene-edited alterations in the same way we embraced in vitro fertilization? ...
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It’s time to talk about the ethics of CRISPR-edited human embryos

With groundbreaking human gene editing research moving forward, and human enhancement becoming a reality, decisions need to be made about ...
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Three-person IVF as an infertility solution has a long way to go

The procedure is typically targeted at parents who want to avoid passing a potentially fatal mitochondrial disease to their child ...
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IVF doesn’t cause low sperm counts in boy babies—Genes do

Media coverage of a recent study about infertility among boys who were conceived through IVF highlights that many misunderstand how ...
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How will we use gene editing to treat human disease?

Technology for safe effective germline editing is not ready yet, but once it is, these are some of things we ...
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IVF: Safe method of conception for those with infertility or ‘evolutionary experiment’

An evolutionary biologist called IVF an ‘evolutionary experiment’ and alleges IVF kids will have more health problem. Evidence for these ...
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Promising future of delayed fertility? Don’t count your (frozen) chickens

Affluent women or those willing to take on sizable debt and want to delay having babies can freeze their eggs ...
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While UK embraces life-saving germline editing, US mired in debate as promising life-saving cases go untreated

Thousands of women with mitochondria disease have no hope of having children without genetic editing or assisted reproduction techniques. Critics ...
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Three parent babies: Parent #3’s impact may go beyond mitochondria

New research shows mitochondrial and nuclear DNA interact throughout a person’s lifetime. What does that mean for parents seeking mitochondrial ...