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Why controlling COVID-19 outbreaks could make it harder to test a vaccine

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The aim is a vaccine by January, and money is no object. On May 21, the US said it would ...
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‘It’s going to be a project’: Looking at unconventional efforts to ramp up our coronavirus testing ability

MIT Technology Review | 
Right now, [coronavirus] gene tests—the most accurate kind—are run only in labs or on special hospital instruments. But [biotech entrepreneur ...
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Here’s how long the coronavirus survives on common surfaces

MIT Technology Review | 
A big question in the outbreak of Covid-19, which has already infected more than 110,000, is how the germ that ...
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Tracking the coronavirus—and failed containment efforts—by digging through its genome

MIT Technology Review | 
In the unprecedented outbreak of a new coronavirus sweeping the world, the germ’s genetic material may ultimately tell the story ...
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Creating a synthetic version of the coronavirus fuels hopes of treatments — and conspiracy theories

MIT Technology Review | 
Synthetic versions of the deadly virus could help test treatments. But what are the risks when viruses can be synthetized ...
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Modern love or eugenics? Genetics pioneer George Church’s dating app matches DNA to ‘wipe out’ inherited disease

MIT Technology Review | 
George Church made a passing comment about a genetic dating app his lab was developing that he said could wipe ...
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Excerpts from unpublished paper reveal ‘damning’ details suggesting controversial CRISPR babies’ experiment went awry

MIT Technology Review | 
Titled “Birth of Twins After Genome Editing for HIV Resistance,” and 4,699 words long, the still unpublished paper was authored ...
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‘It raises all kind of questions about eugenics’: Startup offering to screen embryos to help parents pick best babies

MIT Technology Review | 
Anxious couples are approaching fertility doctors in the US with requests for a hotly debated new genetic test being called ...
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Why the genetic database GEDmatch represents a ‘security risk’ for the US

MIT Technology Review | 
A private DNA ancestry database that’s been used by police to catch criminals is a security risk from which a ...
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Will the future of CRISPR babies be decided by Russian president Vladimir Putin?

MIT Technology Review | 
The future of genetically modified babies may lie in the hands of Russian president Vladimir Putin, Bloomberg reported over the weekend ...
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Can we trust self-regulation? As artificial embryos creep closer to the real thing, when do we hit pause?

MIT Technology Review | 
[R]esearchers at the University of Michigan are reporting that they’ve learned to efficiently manufacture realistic models of human embryos from stem cells ...
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How CRISPR could help eradicate chronic pain

MIT Technology Review | 
The street performer was only 10 years old. He put knives through his arms and walked on hot embers. By ...
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Bacterial gene found in CRISPR-edited cow DNA raises new regulatory hurdles for animal gene editing

MIT Technology Review | 
They were the poster animals for the gene-editing revolution, appearing in story after story. By adding just a few letters ...
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Inside the transhumanist quest for ‘super-longevity’

MIT Technology Review | 
Transhumanism is a patchwork of beliefs about how technology will enhance the human condition, maybe radically so. There are Extropians ...
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What we know about Elon Musk’s ‘dramatic’ plan to link human brains to computers through implants

MIT Technology Review | 
[July 16], fans and haters of Elon Musk turned out by the thousands to watch an internet live-stream of the ...
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Will China tell the world about its third controversial CRISPR baby?

MIT Technology Review | 
The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, held in Hong Kong last November, was meant to debate the pros ...
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CRISPR babies with ‘protective’ HIV mutation could have shorter life span

MIT Technology Review | 
When the Chinese scientist He Jiankui created the first gene-edited children, he dreamed of improving the world. He believed the ...
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Why biotech firms are jumping into the cannabis business

MIT Technology Review | 
As biotechnology embraces the legal cannabis industry, not a few of its executives are grappling with a dilemma: what will ...
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Searching for a CRISPR antidote in case gene editing is used as a weapon

MIT Technology Review | 
[W]hat’s to stop a madman, terrorist, or state from employing CRISPR to cause harm?... In her book A Crack in Creation, ...
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Testing human intelligence by putting our brain genes in monkeys

MIT Technology Review | 
Human intelligence is one of evolution’s most consequential inventions. It is the result of a sprint that started millions of ...
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Gene therapy could offer ‘one-time genetic tune-up’ for Alzheimer’s patients

MIT Technology Review | 
No one knows for certain what causes Alzheimer’s disease. But one fact about the condition has gained nearly irrefutable status ...
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Did China’s CRISPR babies have their brains enhanced? It’s possible.

MIT Technology Review | 
The brains of two genetically edited girls born in China last year may have been changed in ways that enhance ...
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We are in the midst of a consumer DNA ‘testing frenzy’

MIT Technology Review | 
By the start of 2019, more than 26 million consumers had added their DNA to four leading commercial ancestry and ...
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Are DIY designer babies a real possibility?

MIT Technology Review | 
[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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Stanford investigating whether faculty has ties to controversial Chinese CRISPR baby experiment

MIT Technology Review | 
Officials at Stanford University have opened an investigation into what several high-profile faculty members knew about a Chinese effort to ...
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Why we don’t have to worry about ‘designer babies’: Altering intelligence is too hard

MIT Technology Review | 
One of the main worries that the public has about CRISPR is that it could be used to create “designer babies” with increased levels ...
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Why 2018 was such a big year for DNA data

MIT Technology Review | 
These were some of the surprising new uses of DNA information that emerged over the last 12 months as genetic ...
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Chinese researcher’s claims of gene-edited babies prompts investigation

MIT Technology Review | 
A Chinese researcher who claims to have created the first gene-edited babies, He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and ...
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