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By Emily Baumgaertner | 10.04.2018

Within the Defense Department, one agency’s recent project sounds futuristic: millions of insects carrying viruses descend upon crops and then genetically modify them to withstand droughts, floods and foreign attacks, ensuring a permanently secure food supply.

But in a warning...

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...

A macro photo of human cells.
By Roberto Andorno and Alicia Ely Yamin, Open Global Rights | 01.08.2019

The gene-editing scandal that made headlines in late November, with researcher He Jiankui claiming to have created twin girls...

J. Benjamin Hurlbut
By J. Benjamin Hurlbut, Nature | 01.02.2019

Leaders in the scientific community are urgently seeking to set international standards for producing genetically modified humans. They are reacting...

IVF clinic
By Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post | 12.31.2018

Danielle Lloyd, a former Miss Great Britain and celebrity mother of four boys, wants to guarantee that her next baby...

Mother and child holding each other and posing in the street.
By Ariana Eunjung Cha, The Washington Post | 12.27.2018

Logan Andreotta had been told she was an ideal candidate for in vitro fertilization. Though unable to get pregnant, the...

A pregnant woman holding her belly.
By Deepa V., Sarojini Nadimpally and Oshin Siao Bhatt, The Wire | 12.20.2018

The news of the passing of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 on Wednesday in the Lok Sabha prompts us to...

A group of Japanese 10 year olds sitting at there school desks.
By Norikazu Chiba, The Mainichi | 12.19.2018

TOKYO -- The Japanese Society for Hygiene, which was active in promoting eugenic policies under the now-defunct eugenic protection law,...

United Nations logo in black.
By Marcia Frellick, Medscape [cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 12.18.2018

The World Health Organization (WHO) is creating a global panel to study human gene editing and the scientific, legal, social,...

researches removes DNA from a test tube.
By Chronicle Editorial Board, San Francisco Chronicle [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 12.14.2018

California is being sued over its DNA collection practices, and the only thing that’s surprising is how long it took....