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On December 30, China’s official state news agency Xinhua reported that three scientists had been found guilty of “the crime of illegal medical practice,” in causing three “gene-edited babies” to be born. The announcement was news all around the world.

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Senators Dianne Feinstein (D–Calif.), Marco Rubio (R–Fla.) and Jack Reed (D–R.I.) have introduced a resolution affirming the importance of heritage genome editing. The resolution is a valuable first step, and we urge the Senate to take it—and then to give this issue the democratic attention it deserves. 

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The genetic data will be added to an FBI database for violent criminals.

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It is important to remember that He was trained in the United States. The culture of science he worked in is one that he learned on these shores. Many American scientists knew of He’s controversial work and said nothing.

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On December 30, China’s official state news agency Xinhua reported that three scientists had been found guilty of “the crime...

2019 was a year of challenging conversations, disturbing developments, and glimmers of hope for bioethicists, advocates, scientists, and concerned citizens who monitor...

China has announced the sentencing of He Jiankui, the scientist whose attempts at heritable genome editing led to the births...

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Researchers have conducted a controversial study that involved paying dozens of young women at a hospital near Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, to get artificially inseminated so their embryos could be flushed out of their bodies and analyzed for research purposes.

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Senators Dianne Feinstein (D–Calif.), Marco Rubio (R–Fla.) and Jack Reed (D–R.I.) have introduced a resolution affirming the importance of heritage genome editing. The resolution is a valuable first step, and we urge the Senate to take it—and then to give...
The Surrogacy Group promised its clients services like matching intended parents with gestational surrogates, assisting clients with the surrogacy process, and managing funds. In many cases, however, the group’s owner pocketed the money, leaving both surrogates and intended parents high...
The genetic data will be added to an FBI database for violent criminals.

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