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Fertility Clinic Courts Controversy With Treatment That Recharges Eggsby Rob SteinNPRMarch 5th, 2015OvaScience hopes to eventually bring the technique to infertile couples in the United States. But the Food and Drug Administration has blocked that effort — pending proof that the technique works and is safe.
Responsible Development of New Technologies Critical in Complex, Connected Worldby Andrew MaynardThe ConversationMarch 4th, 2015The World Economic Forum's new list of the Top Ten emerging technologies reminds us that the promise of innovation comes with responsibilities.
With World Watching, UK Allows Experiments to Genetically Alter Babiesby Jessica CussinsBiopolitical TimesMarch 4th, 2015Despite several possibly insurmountable legal and safety hurdles, the House of Lords gave the final approval needed to move into fertility clinics the embryo modification techniques referred to as “mitochondrial donation.”
A U.S. Cloning Pioneer’s Startling New Partnershipsby Cynthia FoxBioScience TechnologyMarch 3rd, 2015In a move that stunned the stem cell field, the first researcher to create cloned human cells—and to derive embryonic stem cells from them—has teamed with a man who once made a fraudulent claim to do the same.
Full-Body Transplants Are a Crazy, Wildly Unethical Ideaby Nick StocktonWiredMarch 2nd, 2015For the last week, an Italian neurosurgeon has been executing a full-blown media offensive, talking up his plan to stitch one person’s head to another person’s body.
23andMe’s Dangerous Business Modelby Marcy DarnovskyThe New York TimesMarch 2nd, 2015Handing over reams of our genetic, health and personal information to companies like 23andMe – and paying them for the privilege – is far from the only path to scientific advance.
Anne Wojcicki’s Quest to Put People in Charge of Their Own Health[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Stephanie LeeSan Francisco ChronicleFebruary 28th, 201523andMe has attracted nearly a million customers and more than $126 million in venture capital, but not everyone thinks it should be the one to collect their data.
Reproduction 3.0by Leah RamsayBerman Institute of Bioethics BulletinFebruary 26th, 2015Bioethics scholars discuss the science and ethics of the UK vote to allow mitochondrial manipulation procedures.
Egg-Freeze Unadvised, Panel SaysJapan TimesFebruary 26th, 2015The Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology will not recommend egg freezing for healthy young women, citing the health risks and relatively low pregnancy rate.
'Manufactured' Babies of Same-Sex Parents May Soon Be Reality[Quotes CGS's Marcy Darnovsky]by Beth GreenfieldYahoo ParentingFebruary 26th, 2015Some say it will allow same-sex couples to “manufacture” biological babies using embryonic stem cells.
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