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Last month, researchers in Oregon broke new scientific ground when they used CRISPR/Cas-9 to genetically modify human embryos, a first in the United States. CRISPR/Cas-9 is a powerful tool that offers immense promise for treating and curing disease, and it...

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John Zhang has finally been called to account. Last Friday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sent Zhang a warning letter demanding he cease and desist both the conduct and the marketing of an experimental genetic modification technique known as 3-person in vitro...
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With research involving gene editing of embryos now officially underway in the US, and the apparent ability to genetically alter...

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Last Wednesday, the MIT Technology Review reported that a team of Oregon researchers had altered human embryos, using the genome-editing...

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The front of the California State Capitol Building in Sacramento, California.

At a time when civil rights, health services, and climate justice are under attack nationally, California is leading the way...

Louise Brown, the world's first test-tube baby, holds her son.

On July 25, 2018, Louise Brown, the world’s first baby born via in-vitro fertilization (IVF), will be celebrating her 40...

Image of a display from UC Berkeley Lawrence Hall of Science's Biotech Learning Lab featuring two children using a pipette and a beaker.

Berkeley’s Lawrence Hall of Science, whose mission is “to inspire and foster science learning for all,” is currently planning...

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It was a strange moment of triumph against racism: The gun-slinging white supremacist Craig Cobb, dressed up for daytime TV in a dark suit and red tie, hearing that his DNA testing revealed his ancestry to be only “86 percent...

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Forensic science is an embattled field. As DNA testing has overturned hundreds of convictions based on flawed forensic evidence, scientists and lawyers are increasingly skeptical that culprits can be accurately identified by matching fingerprints, hair samples, bite marks, bullets, and tread marks...

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On August 2nd, scientists achieved a milestone on the path to human genetic engineering. For the first time in the United States, scientists successfully edited the genes of a human embryo. A transpacific team of researchers used CRISPR-Cas9 to...

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After the blockbuster announcement a U.S. team successfully edited human embryos come the tough medical and ethical questions. We’ll talk it through.

A first in the U.S.: researchers have now edited the genetic code of viable human embryos, cutting and...

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