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China 'clone factory' scientist eyes human replicationby Rebecca DavisAgence France PresseDecember 1st, 2015The scientist behind the world's biggest cloning factory has technology advanced enough to replicate humans, and is only holding off for fear of the public reaction.
Disgraced clone expert set for big comeback[cites CGS consultant Pete Shanks]by Chang May ChoonThe Straits TimesNovember 30th, 2015Hwang Woo Suk is partnering with a Chinese biotech firm to to open the world's largest animal cloning factory in Tianjin.
First CRISPR Gene Drive in Mosquitoes Aims to Eradicate Malariaby Antonio RegaladoMIT Technology ReviewNovember 23rd, 2015The scientific community is at odds over whether it is safe to release a "selfish" gene into the wild.
F.D.A. Takes Issue With the Term ‘Non-G.M.O.’by Stephanie StromThe New York TimesNovember 20th, 2015"They’re conflating a very new and novel technology with traditional types of breeding...It’s like saying an abacus is very much like a computer."
Scientists may soon be able to 'cut and paste' DNA to cure deadly diseases and design perfect babiesby Tanya LewisBusiness InsiderNovember 19th, 2015CRISPR gene editing tools are being proposed for a wide range of uses, many of which pose risks to ecological systems and human society.
Uterus Transplants May Soon Help Some Infertile Women in the U.S. Become Pregnantby Denise GradyThe New York TimesNovember 12th, 2015The Cleveland Clinic will become the first US site for experimental uterus transplants.
The Risks of Assisting Evolutionby Elizabeth AlterThe New York TimesNovember 10th, 2015Crispr-Cas9 and gene drive allow us to bend evolution to our will, but will they spark an ecological catastrophe?
Should Human Stem Cells Be Used To Make Partly Human Chimeras?by Rob SteinNPRNovember 6th, 2015The NIH has declared a moratorium on research that puts human stem cells into nonhuman animal embryos.
Powerful 'Gene Drive' Can Quickly Change an Entire Speciesby Rob SteinNPRNovember 5th, 2015Scientists are creating insects genetically engineered to produce only certain types of offspring. Uncertainty about environmental effects is causing widespread and serious concern.
First Gene-Edited Dogs Reported in Chinaby Antonio RegaladoMIT Technology ReviewOctober 19th, 2015An extra-muscular beagle has been created through CRISPR-Cas9 genome engineering. Are we on our way to customizing the DNA of our pets, and children?
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