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Are heroes born or are they raised? This is a classic example of the “nature versus nurture” debate. Anyone who considers having children wonders if their baby will be healthy, whether they can afford to pay for extra-curricular activities, how they will handle a child who is bullied or who bullies, how they can help their kid be secure and self-motivated.

But how much of a person’s ultimate fate is determined by genetics, and how much by the circumstances and...

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Recently, a kerfuffle in the world of CRISPR illustrated just how easily money—and our perception of it—can impact science...
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On Tuesday, November 14, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a hearing on “Gene Editing:...

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This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Oviedo Convention, the only international, legally binding treaty for human rights protection...

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The November 2017 issue of Nature Biotechnology included a special focus on “Humans 2.0.” The articles (currently available...

Are heroes born or are they raised? This is a classic example of the “nature versus nurture” debate. Anyone who...

The much-touted techno-fix to the problem of invasive species is not ready for use, and not close. In rough outline,...

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EXCLUSIVE: Demand for IVF in China has surged since the one-child policy was scrapped, but unmarried women are denied access. SBS News follows one hopeful mother on her international journey to start a family.

Chen Huang always wanted a baby....

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In late 2012, French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier approached a handful of American scientists about starting a company, a Crispr company. They included UC Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna, George Church at Harvard University, and his former postdoc Feng Zhang of the Broad...

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First, let me tell you how smart I am. So smart. My fifth-grade teacher said I was gifted in mathematics and, looking back, I have to admit that she was right. I’ve properly grasped the character of metaphysics as...

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It seems hard to fathom that scientific progress has advanced to a point where it’s suddenly possible for people to undertake something as complicated as gene therapy outside the safety and confines of a well-funded lab, but it has. In...

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Gene Editing and the Future of Reproductive Justice