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The first child acknowledged to have been selected as an embryo on the basis of its “polygenic risk score” is now 16 months old. Her parents, at least one of whom is apparently a committed transhumanist, used IVF together with analysis by a company called Genomic Prediction to select one embryo for implantation from among four as having “the best genetic odds of avoiding heart disease, diabetes and cancer in adulthood.” This is a commercial...

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Immortality is having a media moment, for various bad reasons. The most salacious is due to the notorious Aubrey de Grey, fired from the institute he co-founded; the more important explanations are connected to media fascination with several of the world’s wealthiest people who hope to live forever.
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Kathryn Paige Harden is well on her way to notoriety, or possibly fame, and perhaps riches. A long article about her in the current New Yorker and an interview in The Guardian both promote her book...

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On Monday, a World Health Organization advisory committee called on the world’s largest public health authority to stand by the...

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Genetic testing for fun and profit is by now part of the consumer landscape. For less than $100, consumers...

Almost a year after his election and in the midst of a global pandemic, President Biden has not yet nominated...

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The first child acknowledged to have been selected as an embryo on the basis of...

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"Henrietta Lacks" by Crawford Brian is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

The chief of the World Health Organization on Wednesday honored the late Henrietta Lacks, an American woman whose cancer cells were taken without her knowledge during the 1950s and...

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I am the proud descendant of people who, at least 1,000 years ago, made one of the riskiest decisions in human history: to leave behind their homeland and set sail into the world’s largest ocean. As...

The 35 directors of the $12 billion California stem cell agency are scheduled to meet next week for a full day and take up matters ranging from conflicts of interest to results from its latest legislatively required performance audit. 

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Many describe the move from bench to bedside (from basic science to therapeutic or preventive applications) as a sprint – a short quick race. Others suggest that the race (such as it is) is more like hurdles given the many...

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