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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...

Violent protest
By Justin Jouvenal, Spencer Hsu, The Washington Post | 11.22.2020

A line of U.S. Park Police officers pushed protesters back from Lafayette Square on June 1, firing pepper balls and...

Group hugging
By Jessica Bennett, New York Times | 11.19.2020

"free 'group' hugs" by j3ssl33 is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Nyla Conaway, 19, remembers being “called out” for changing...

Technician in a forensics lab
By Katie Mettler, Washington Post | 11.19.2020

Prince George’s County is one of 10 jurisdictions across the country that will receive a $470,000 grant from the Justice...

In vitro eggs
By Lena Dunham, Harper's Magazine | 11.18.2020

The moment I lost my fertility I started searching for a baby. At age thirty-one, after almost two decades of...

A prisoner
By Molly O’Toole, Los Angeles Times | 11.18.2020

Four months ago, a Honduran immigrant named Jackelin was taken from the Irwin County Detention Center in Georgia to see...

A Down's boy with dad
By Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic | 11.18.2020

Photo by Nathan Anderson on Unsplash

Every few weeks or so, Grete Fält-Hansen gets a call from a stranger asking a...

Surveillance camera
By Antoaneta Roussi, Nature | 11.18.2020

Photo by Paweł Czerwiński on Unsplash

In Belgrade’s Republic Square, dome-shaped cameras hang prominently on wall fixtures, silently scanning people...

Constructive Birth Control Poster
By Rachel Moss, HuffPost | 11.17.2020

Constructive Birth Control Poster, from the Wellcome Library via Wikimedia CommonsCC BY 4.0

The UK’s largest abortion provider,...