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Researchers in Kathy Niakin’s lab in the UK have revealed disturbing results for anyone intent on pursuing heritable human genome editing. Their research showed significant unintended “on target” edits.
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Who should live and who should die? That brutal and generally unspoken question is behind all the eugenic reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of those assaults on decency are obviously racist, or ableist, but others are a little more subtle and arguably at least as dangerous, since the eugenics is somewhat less apparent.

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Pandemics are often thought to be unforeseeable acts of God that emerge suddenly to...

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We are in a moment of extreme challenge for each of us and for our country's future – yet again....

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Oxford University panjandrum and philosopher Julian Savulescu has spent most of his career advancing positions that push the envelope of...

Twenty years ago today – on June 26, 2000 – President Clinton formally announced, with great ceremony, what he...

A wave of corporate solidarity statements followed in the wake of resurgent Black Lives Matter protests responding to the recent...

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A report revealing China’s effort to collect DNA from millions of men to help solve crimes is raising concerns among researchers about privacy and consent. They say people have little control over how their information is used, and probably do...

Henrietta Lacks, from whom the “immortal” HeLa cell line was derived in 1951, without permission or compensation

Ethical concerns abound in the race to develop a COVID-19 vaccine. How do we ethically test it in people? Can people be...

Transhumanists are no strangers to controversy. How could they be when Jeffrey Epstein numbered himself among their longstanding adherents and hefty financial backers? But even by transhumanist standards, the ructions that have just rocked the US Transhumanist Party (USTP) over...

WHAT HAS been known until now about China’s persecution of the Uighurs and other Muslims in Xinjiang province has focused on cultural genocide: concentration camps intended to eradicate their language, traditions and ways of life. This was cruel enough. But...

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