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By Rick Mullin, Chemical and Engineering News | 08.27.2018

In 2015, Jennifer Doudna, codeveloper of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology, convened a meeting in Napa, Calif., aimed at setting the parameters for ethical use of the groundbreaking genomic technique. Her template for the proceedings was a meeting of scientists that...

By Sarah Russo, The Technoskeptic [Cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 08.01.2018

A common belief of technocentrism is that if we have the ability, why not use it? The rapid advancements in genetic testing requires ongoing public awareness. Direct-to-consumer companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com get access to users’ DNA, which is used...

It was an extraordinary political proposal: Approve a $3 billion bond measure to fund the cutting-edge science of stem cell...

The Spanish Consulate in Kiev is examining the cases of 30 Spanish families currently in Ukraine and who are unable...

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By Amber Haque, BBC | 09.17.2018

Labour is calling for a ban on parents-to-be being told the sex of their baby after early blood tests, amid...

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By Laura Hercher, The New York Times | 09.15.2018

In many ways, Matt Fender, a 32-year-old resident of New York City, is the prototypical 23andMe customer: tech-savvy, educated, a...

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By Jessica Hekman, Undark | 09.13.2018

The promise of a sequenced genome is like a wrapped present, containing exactly what you always wanted but never knew...

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By Jennifer Tsai, Scientific American | 09.12.2018

They tell us race is an invention.

That there is more genetic variation between two black people than there is...

Three stages of human evolution, looking more like a modern man from left to right. Pencil drawings on a tan background
By Michael Schulson, Undark | 09.12.2018

LAST SPRING, Paul Strode gave an unusual survey to his advanced biology students at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colorado....

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By Larry Mantle, KPCC AirTalk [features Marcy Darnovsky] | 09.12.2018

In 2004, Voters approved Proposition 71 by nearly 60 percent establishing a $3 billion bond to fund the science of...

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By Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post | 09.12.2018

BOSTON — Kianni Arroyo clasps 8-year-old Sophia’s hands tightly as they spin around, giggling like mad. It’s late afternoon, and there...

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By Chronicle Editorial Board, San Francisco Chronicle | 09.11.2018

California’s pioneering decision to spend $3 billion on stem cell research isn’t producing cures after 14 years of work. Instead,...