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In recent weeks, at least four publications (1, 2, 3, 4) have urged a change to the “14-day rule” that represents a widely accepted limit on in vitro research involving the cultivation of human embryos. Some call for changing the limit to 28 days, another suggests “increments of 2 or 3 days,” up to at least 18 days. The Hastings Center recently issued a Report on Rethinking Human Embryo Research Policies, which focuses...

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Last month, Caltech announced that the names of six men with historical ties to the university would be removed from all“campus buildings, assets, and honors.”This unnaming came as the institution renounced its historical connections to the Human Betterment...

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Americans have celebrated the fact that the Biden administration is embracing science and returning the country to evidence-based policymaking. We...

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To: The Biden-Harris Administration

From: Marcy Darnovsky, PhD, Executive Director, Center for Genetics and Society[1]

December 2020...

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It’s not for nothing that Time, Inc. developed its formula for telling stories—catchy lede, billboard that tells 'em what you’re...

At least five separate studies involving human embryo research are raising fresh versions of old questions about science, ethics and...

Dominic Cummings, Boris Johnson’s former brain (he was forced out last November), claims not to know what eugenics is. This...

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Between 1909 and 1979, California forcibly sterilized over 20,000 people of color, people with disabilities and imprisoned people. Based on white supremacist eugenics laws and ableist conceptions of who was “unfit to reproduce,” people with disabilities and women of color...

CRISPR genome editing technology, which was developed at UC Berkeley, has been approved for clinical trials to correct gene mutations responsible for sickle cell disease.

Sickle cell disease has been an “early target” for gene therapy because it is caused...

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In May 2019, an agent at the Department of Homeland Security received a trove of unsettling images. Found by Yahoo in a Syrian user’s account, the photos seemed to document the sexual abuse of...

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled last month on an extraordinarily important question: Should a criminal defendant be allowed to argue that a specific gene rendered him unable to control his violent behavior? The court concluded the answer was...

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