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The California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (CIRM) is running out of money. It is also running out of time to prove that California’s $6 billion dollar investment in the agency was worthwhile. (Half of that money was for interest.) Current estimates are that the last grants funded by 2004’s Proposition 71 will be made in 2019.

What next? CIRM won’t immediately fold in the fourth quarter of next year; the administrative budget will run through at least 2020. But...

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The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has taken what it clearly regards as a brave new step: it has openly endorsed the use of genome editing to engineer the traits of future children and generations. The council’s report, Genome editing...

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A wave of controversy about reproductive gene editing gathered force in response to reports in 2015 of the first CRISPR...

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The dramatic pace of scientific discoveries in recent decades has not only led to remarkable improvements in domains such as...

Biopolitical Times

When considering whether and how to proceed with regulating human germline gene editing, everyone supports public engagement. The National Academies...

Editor’s note: Audrey Kalman reports on the project she and her classmates completed last spring in Kate Wiley’s senior-year history...

On August 13, 2018, Molecular Therapy published a report (Open Access) that explicitly “suggests the efficiency and genetic...

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By Sharon Begley, Stat | 10.08.2018

Nearly 40 years after surgeons first operated on fetuses to cure devastating abnormalities, researchers have taken the first step toward curing genetic disease before birth via genome editing: scientists reported on Monday that they used the genome editing technique CRISPR...

By Hannah Devlin, The Guardian | 10.08.2018

People from minority ethnic backgrounds are set to lose out on medical benefits of genetics research due to an overwhelming bias towards studying white European populations, a leading scientist has warned.

Prof David Curtis, a geneticist and psychiatrist at University...

By Steph Yin, The New York Times | 10.05.2018

Lamb stew, hearty and fragrant, cooked until meat falls off the bone and served alongside thick, chewy noodles — this is the type of food that cuts through northern China’s winter chill.

Further south, warmer climates support more crops. Fresh,...

By Emily Baumgaertner | 10.04.2018

Within the Defense Department, one agency’s recent project sounds futuristic: millions of insects carrying viruses descend upon crops and then genetically modify them to withstand droughts, floods and foreign attacks, ensuring a permanently secure food supply.

But in a warning...

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