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In a new study, four researchers reviewed policy documents from 106 countries to map out the policy landscape regarding human germline and heritable genome editing, finding that only 11 countries explicitly allow the use of genetically modified in vitro...

Scientists using the Crispr gene-editing technology in human embryos to try to repair a gene that causes hereditary blindness found it made unintended and unwanted changes, frequently eliminating an entire chromosome or large sections of it.

The study published Thursday in...

In late 2018, UC Berkeley bioethics professor Osagie K. Obasogie received a campus email about a research fund available to...

SACRAMENTO — In an election year dominated by a chaotic presidential race and splashy statewide ballot initiative campaigns, Californians are...

Genome sequencing
By Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D., Eric S. Lander, Ph.D., and Charles N. Rotimi, Ph.D., The New England Journal of Medicine | 01.07.2021

The breathtaking progress in molecular genetics that has occurred over the past five decades and the transition to genomic medicine...

London
By Fiona Harvey, The Guardian | 01.06.2021

Gene editing of crops and livestock may soon be permitted in England for the first time under a consultation launched...

Artist's impression of an artificial brain
By Jeffrey Mervis, Science | 01.06.2021

Low-income commuters who rely on public transit face many challenges—multiple transfers, long waits, and off-hour travel—that aren’t measured in the...

lab mice
By Sharon Begley, STAT | 01.06.2021

Biologists tend not to discuss experimental results on a handful of cells and a single solitary mouse — too preliminary,...

Singapore panorama
By Josh Taylor, The Guardian | 01.05.2021

Singapore has announced its police will be able to use data obtained by its coronavirus contact-tracing technology for criminal investigations,...

running pig
By Emily Mullin, Future Human | 01.05.2021

Every day in the United States, 17 people die waiting for a lifesaving organ transplant. To address this crisis, one...

Empty surgical bed
By Erin Brodwin, STAT | 01.04.2021

After a tumultuous three years marked by halting progress and high rates of employee turnover, Haven — the ambitious...

Shobita Parthasarathy
By Daniel Sarewitz, Public Books | 01.04.2021

To converse with Shobita Parthasarathy is to be enveloped in two kinds of warmth: that of a generous-spirited, energetic, and...