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Press Statement

In a statement released today, more than 100 civil society organizations, public interest advocates, scholars, health practitioners, scientists, and others call on the organizers of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing to clearly condemn the actions of researcher...

Op-Ed

The fierce global controversy over whether to alter the genes of future children and generations just got fiercer. On the eve of a high-profile scientific meeting in Hong Kong on human gene editing, the Chinese researcher and biotech entrepreneur He...

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This is the experiment that was not supposed to happen.
Press Statement

Chinese scientist Jiankui He has announced the birth of twin girls whose DNA he claims to have altered using the...

Biopolitical Times

The biggest biopolitical news of the year was also the most significant, as is not always the case. Despite the...

Following a Biopolitical Times tradition, we present some of our favorite blog posts of the past year, in chronological order....

The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing was held in Hong Kong on November 27–29. It was the sequel...

News

By Françoise Baylis and Marcy Darnovsky, Bioethics Forum | 01.17.2019

Despite the appearance of agreement, scientists are not of the same mind about the ethics and governance of human germline editing. A careful review of public comments and published commentaries in top-tier science journals reveals marked differences in perspective. These...

By Roberto Andorno and Alicia Ely Yamin, Open Global Rights | 01.08.2019

The gene-editing scandal that made headlines in late November, with researcher He Jiankui claiming to have created twin girls whose DNA he had altered at the embryo stage, heightened global awareness of a consequential and close-at-hand decision about how...

By J. Benjamin Hurlbut, Nature | 01.02.2019

Leaders in the scientific community are urgently seeking to set international standards for producing genetically modified humans. They are reacting to November’s announcement by Chinese scientist He Jiankui, who claims that twin girls have been born carrying gene-editing changes He...

By Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post | 12.31.2018

Danielle Lloyd, a former Miss Great Britain and celebrity mother of four boys, wants to guarantee that her next baby will be a girl. So, she revealed in a TV interview last year, she’s planning to get pregnant through in...

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