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Gene therapy has been the next big thing in medicine for decades. Until recent years, the results were underwhelming. Now there are promising developments and real successes, but significant questions remain: Is it safe enough? How many people might benefit, and under what conditions?  And, crucially, how much will gene therapies cost and who will pay?

It has been more than 50 years since gene therapy was formally proposed; more than 40 years since the first scandal; more than 30...

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The techno-utopian credos known as “effective altruism” and “longtermism” have recently gained wide notice, judging by Google searches, news articles, and personal experience. Far less attention has been paid to “hipster eugenics,” a term that brutally but accurately sums up the alarming trend previously known by the perhaps more anodyne “designer babies.” All are closely related.

Effective altruism has been defined rather politely as “a global philanthropic...

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The UK Royal Society has published an overview and schedule for the Third International Summit on Human Genome Editing, which...

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One day in 2006, Dorothy Roberts went in for a conference with her youngest son’s teacher. The boy, said the...

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Gene therapy has been the next big thing in medicine for decades. Until recent years, the results were underwhelming. Now...

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Throughout 2022, CGS worked to deepen and expand collaborations with advocates and scholars concerned...

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In early December, “Science communicator and video producer” Hashem Al-Ghaili posted a video on his Linkedin...

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Terry Jackson lives a life dominated by sickle cell disease. The genetic disorder, in which misshapen red cells become wedged in blood vessels, causes him daily bone pain and lower back pain and has sent...

The gene editing techniques that have revolutionized medicine since 2016 could also be used to treat common heart diseases, the number one cause of death in humans, according to a study published recently by one of the world’s leading scientists, ...

Nick Bostrom, an influential philosopher at the University of Oxford who has been called the “father” of the longtermism movement, has apologized for a racist email he sent in the mid-90s. In the email, Bostrom said that “Blacks are...

Two prestigious campuses of the University of California are eyeing the creation of an entity that would cover the multimillion-dollar price tags of genetic therapies for the life-threatening bubble baby disease.

Also likely to be involved in some fashion is the California...

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