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This summer, after a Russian biochemist announced plans to follow in the footsteps of a rogue Chinese researcher and produce genetically modified children, a 150-year-old academic journal that reflects the current scientific consensus called on the world to stop him....

The only type of couple that would be unable to have a healthy, at least partially related, child through existing means is one in which both individuals carry two abnormal genes for the same dominant condition. Given the rarity of...
As applications of advancing DNA forensics continue to become more accessible, some worry that police may misuse this technology.
This bill is only the most recent attempt of bio-entrepreneurial interests and well-funded lobbying over the course of more than a decade to expand access to women’s eggs.
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By Alison Motluk, Hey Reprotech! | 10.15.2019

Sometimes when I'm bored, I find myself Googling things like "value of global fertility services market 2019." 

The estimates that...

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By Tina Rulli, STAT | 10.15.2019

The startling announcement by He Jiankui almost one year ago that he had created the first genetically modified human beings...

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By Emily Mullin, Medium One Zero [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 10.15.2019

An experimental and much-hyped reproductive procedure that mixes DNA from three people is not effective at boosting the chances of...

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By Camille Robcis, The Washington Post | 10.14.2019

Since 1994, France has banned surrogacy and restricted access to reproductive technologies to heterosexual couples who have been married or...

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By David Jensen, California Stem Cell Report | 10.10.2019

This week's relatively rosy report on the economic impact of California's $3 billion stem cell research program has not convinced...

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By Ellen Trachman, Above The Law | 10.09.2019

Thanks to the emergence of affordable home DNA testing, we are now constantly learning surprising news relating to family connections...

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By Erin Allday, San Francisco Chronicle | 10.09.2019

The state stem cell agency, which is expected to run out of taxpayer money by the end of this year,...

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By Nathaniel Comfort, Nature | 10.08.2019

In the iconic frontispiece to Thomas Henry Huxley’s Evidence as to Man’s Place in Nature (1863), primate skeletons march across...