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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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The popularity of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing by companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com has skyrocketed. Meanwhile, so has concern about the privacy and uses of the genetic information being amassed. As controversies build, several state and federal initiatives are bringing to light...
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The first baby born as a result of in vitro fertilization (IVF) celebrates her 40th birthday on July 25. This...

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On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced an end to administration’s policy of separating families at the border. But the...

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The popularity of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing by companies such as 23andMe and Ancestry.com has skyrocketed. Meanwhile, so has concern...

The explosion of reality television has dramatically altered how we think about celebrities, everyday life, and the boundary between the...

The stories of women in India who sell their eggs rarely make news. Typically, neither the sellers in these transactions...

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By Richard Hayes, Financial Times | 07.18.2018

The Nuffield Council’s approval of the creation of genetically modified children is inexcusable (“ Human gene editing morally permissible, says ethics study”, July 17). The most authoritative international agreement on human genetic technologies to date, the Council of Europe’s 1997...

By Ian Sample, The Guardian [Cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 07.17.2018

The creation of babies whose DNA has been altered to give them what parents perceive to be the best chances in life has received a cautious green light in a landmark report from a leading UK ethics body.

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By Marcy Darnovsky, The Guardian | 07.17.2018

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...

By Sharon Begley, Stat | 07.16.2018

From the earliest days of the CRISPR-Cas9 era, scientists have known that the first step in how it edits genomes — snipping DNA — creates an unholy mess: Cellular repairmen frantically try to fix the cuts by throwing random...

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