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President Trump’s approach to the coronavirus pandemic has been rooted from the start in grand goals and grander ambitions, all to be achieved with record speed.

His administration’s funding of COVID-19 vaccines is dubbed “Operation Warp Speed.” As recently as...

Studies in animals, including one described recently in Wired, show that the gene manipulation technique CRISPR has a habit of inserting bacterial DNA along with the desired sequences into various sites in chromosomes, with unknown consequences. Even more alarming...

On August 6, 2020 I gave a talk, “The Last Disabled Oracle,” as part of Assembly for the Future, a...

In this interview as in past public comments, Jennifer Doudna opens the door to using the CRISPR platform she helped...

Stem cell division
By The Editorial Board, The Press Democrat | 09.09.2020

In 2004, California voters agreed to borrow $3 billion to bankroll a stem-cell research program dedicated to seeking cures for...

Nuffeild council on bioethics
By Peter Mills, Nuffield Council on Bioethics | 09.08.2020

The Consensus Study Report of the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing convened by the...

A lab technician
By Kristen V Brown, Bloomberg | 09.08.2020

Poor laboratory practices at a Boston company that performed Covid-19 tests for dozens of nursing homes in Massachusetts put patients...

Hand dropping ballot
By David Jensen, California Stem Cell Project | 09.08.2020

California's 21 million voters soon will be receiving mail that tells them a $5.5 billion stem cell ballot measure is...

Book cover
By Alondra Nelson, Nature | 09.07.2020

How to Argue With a Racist: What Our Genes Do (or Don’t) Say About Human Difference by Adam Rutherford, The...

coronavirus
By Deirdre Shesgreen, USA Today | 09.06.2020

COVID-19 test results come back within 24 hours – or even faster. Hotels have been transformed into quarantine units. Scientists...

Human genome
By Josephine Johston, STAT | 09.04.2020

Countries contemplating giving the green light to heritable genome editing received specific guidance from an international commission this week on...

Indian women
By Zoon, Feminism In India | 09.04.2020

Earlier this year, shocking reports out of Madhya Pradesh highlighted the history of forced sterilisation in India. The state government...