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The birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, in 1978 provoked a media frenzy. In comparison, a little girl named Aurea born by IVF in May 2020 went almost unnoticed. Yet she represents a significant first in assisted reproduction...

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The United States does not regulate surrogacy at a federal level, leaving each state to determine its own policies. The situations range from states with no laws that address surrogacy to those that prohibit it completely: some states have detailed legislation that addresses numerous aspects of surrogacy contracts...
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A few months ago, under the title “Heritable Human Genome Editing: Who Decides Who Decides?” we analyzed the...

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UC Berkeley professor of law and bioethics Osagie K. Obasogie was elected for membership to the National Academy of Medicine...

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Beth Shapiro describes herself as an evolutionary (paleo)biologist, which informs the title and much of the first half of this...

The Third International Summit on Human Genome Editing will be held in London on March 7–9, 2022. The three-day conference...

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Robust regulations must be put in place to protect the welfare of farmed animals before genome-editing procedures are approved for commercial livestock, ethicists have warned.

Powerful gene-editing techniques have the potential to improve modern farming by making animals resistant to...

If I placed before you an atom with one proton and one electron, you would be forced to admit it was a hydrogen atom. One proton paired with one electron is hydrogen. It can’t be helium, or lithium, or anything...

The last decade has seen genetics and evolution grapple with its history; one composed of figures who laid the foundations of their field while also promoting vile racist, sexist, and eugenicist beliefs.

In her new book, The Genetic Lottery...

IVF clinics selling ineffective “add-on” treatments face fines as part of the biggest shake-up of fertility laws in 30 years.

Julia Chain, the new chairwoman of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, is seeking fundamental changes to the 1990 laws...

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