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The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) is running out of money. It is also running out of time to prove that California’s $6 billion dollar investment in the agency was worthwhile. (Half of that money was for interest.) Current estimates are that the last grants funded by 2004’s Proposition 71 will be made in 2019.

What next? CIRM won’t immediately fold in the fourth quarter of next year; the administrative budget will run through at least 2020. But...

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The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has taken what it clearly regards as a brave new step: it has openly endorsed the use of genome editing to engineer the traits of future children and generations. The council’s report, Genome editing...

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A wave of controversy about reproductive gene editing gathered force in response to reports in 2015 of the first CRISPR...

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The dramatic pace of scientific discoveries in recent decades has not only led to remarkable improvements in domains such as...

Biopolitical Times

On August 13, 2018, Molecular Therapy published a report (Open Access) that explicitly “suggests the efficiency and genetic...

At irregular intervals over the last decade or so, Dr. Jeffrey Steinberg of The Fertility Institutes has used the media...

The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) is running out of money. It is also running out of time to...

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By Rob Stein, National Public Radio | 09.24.2018

For the first time, scientists have demonstrated that a controversial new kind of genetic engineering can rapidly spread a self-destructive genetic modification through a complex species.

The scientists used the revolutionary gene-editing tool known as CRISPR to engineer mosquitoes with...

By Linda Geddes, The Guardian | 09.21.2018

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Evie Walker sits on her mother’s lap, playing a game she never grows tired of: turning her mother’s hand over and over, stroking and...

By Greg Hampikian, The New York Times | 09.21.2018

//--> //--> Before you give the police a DNA sample, read an alarming new study of crime laboratories published this summer, the largest study of its...

By Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic | 09.19.2018

In 2014, Ralph Taylor applied to have his insurance company in Washington State certified as a “disadvantaged business enterprise.” The DBE program at the U.S. Department of Transportation was originally designed to help minority- and woman-owned businesses win government contracts....

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