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Why the world needs a DNA-based ‘threat-detection network’ to counter the rapid spread of pathogens

Ars Technica | 
Our ancestors were accustomed to spending their entire lives in walking distance of their birthplace, but our modern world is ...

Podcast: Are you ready for the Zero Dollar Genome?

Genetic Literacy Project | 
We've broken through the thousand dollar genome barrier and are heading towards $100. Leading geneticist George Church want to take ...

Geneticist George Church on why gene-edited babies aren’t such a bad thing

Science | 
[Editor's note: Harvard geneticist George Church has come to the defense of Chinese researcher He Jiankui, who shook up the science ...

Creating a synthetic human–Do science and ethics collide?

A controversy over a 'closed' meeting of 150 scientists discussing the latest research into synthetic biology in humans has sparked ...

Should scientists be permitted to edit human germline? Experts weigh in

Wall Street Journal | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The development of technology ...

Does germline gene editing cross evolutionary lines?

The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. George Church, professor of ...

Misunderstandings retard growth of personal genomics

Nature | 
Genome sequencing has improved over the years. But misunderstandings about the accuracy and value of the tests abound ...

George Church: De-extinction is a good idea

Scientific American | 
In its June issue Scientific American published an essay stating emphatically that reanimating species such as woolly mammoths from surviving DNA is ...
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