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On July 26, news broke that scientists led by Shoukrat Mitalipov used CRISPR to perform gene editing on human embryos—a first in the United States. Scientists in China had previously edited human embryos, but the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) researchers edited more embryos with greater accuracy than previous attempts.

Last week, prominent researchers raised doubts about the findings of this study. But this developing scientific controversy raises additional questions about the initial reporting of this research. The...

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Scattered Seeds: In Search of Family and Identity in the Sperm Donor Generation, by Jacqueline Mroz, 253 pp. Seal Press, 2017. In 1681, the English poet John Dryden began his epic poem “Absalom and Achitophel,” a political satire, with an account of a monarch who...

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Anonymized genomes can be traced back to the people they came from by linking the data to identifiable individual traits, ...

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We’re on the cusp of being able to genetically shape our offspring, but without accurately informing would-be parents, genetic diversity

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The cover of Donna Dickenson's "Property in the Body" second edition featuring an image of a woman with her eyes closed superimposed on an image of a gel electrophoresis scan.

Property in the Body: Feminist Perspectives, Second Edition, by Donna Dickenson, 202 pp.. Cambridge Bioethics and Law. Cambridge University...

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In early August, the founder of California surrogacy agency Planet Hospital, Rudy Rupak, was sentenced to serve two years in...

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In vitro fertilization (IVF) is becoming an increasing part of our everyday lives. In the past few years, tech companies...

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Four crucial facts about race, sex, and biology that contradict this messy argument.

In America, we've had a long history of people in positions of privilege and power who argue that innate biological differences between races or sexes explain why...

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The Legal Aid Society launched a broadside Monday at the state’s familial DNA testing proposal, saying the move is an abuse of power.

In June, the State Commission on Forensic Science voted 9-2 to allow the technique to be used...

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The round, led by Sequoia Capital, will help 23andMe reach more new customers and double down on its efforts to develop drugs based on customers' genetic data.

After collecting more than 2 million people’s DNA and winning hard-fought federal clearances...

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The first gene therapy treatment in the United States was approved recently by the Food and Drug Administration, heralding a new era in medicine that is coming faster than most realize — and that perhaps few can afford.

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