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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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A brand-new, well-financed genome analysis company called Orchid made a splash last week:

Orchid Blooms With $4.5M Seed For...

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...

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AI researchers often say good machine learning is really more art than science. The same could be said for effective public relations. Selecting the right words to strike a positive tone or reframe the conversation about AI is a delicate...

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While Black Lives Matter protests raged and confederate statues were toppled across the United States following the killing of George Floyd, the quiet removal of...

He Jiankui seemed nervous.

At the time, he was an obscure researcher working at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China. But he had been working on a top-secret project for the last two years – and he was...

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The Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of the Uyghur people will go down in history as one of the worst human rights tragedies of our time — not just for...

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