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A Russian scientist recently announced his intention to use the gene-editing tool CRISPR to edit and implant human embryos—a revelation that met with international outcry similar to the condemnation of the Chinese scientist He Jiankui last year when he announced...

Yesterday, the New York Times published a story about alleged sex trafficker and cartoon villain Jeffrey Epstein’s plan to “seed the human race with his DNA” by impregnating 20 women at once at his New Mexico ranch. According to...

George Church, the prominent Harvard University biologist, offered a full-throated apology for having meetings and phone calls with accused sex...

If the alt-right is galvanized by one overarching narrative, it is that demographic change will reduce whites to a hated...

He Jiankui speaking at the the international genome editing summit in Hong Kong
By Sharon Begley, STAT | 08.12.2019

The second-most shocking thing He Jiankui told the international genome editing summit in Hong Kong last November — right after...

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By Jennifer M. Gumer, The Hastings Center | 08.09.2019

A Russian scientist recently announced his intention to use the gene-editing tool CRISPR to edit and implant human embryos—a revelation...

23 and Me logo of chromosomal pair
By Dorothy Pomerantiz, STAT+ | 08.08.2019

Last summer, I thought it might be fun to have my DNA analyzed. Two companies, 23andMe and Ancestry.com, had popped...

Chinese Flag
By Hepeng Jia , Nature | 08.08.2019

China will establish a national committee to advise the government on research-ethics regulations. The decision comes less than a year...

Albert Einstein
By Editorial Board, Nature | 08.07.2019

Michael Gove, now a senior minister in the government of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, once took a swipe at...

Image of evolution of humans from apes to the future trans human
By Aditi Murti , The Swaddle | 08.07.2019

The New York Times recently reported that financier and recently-arrested sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein apparently believes in a philosophical strain...

Image of neurons from stem cell, bright colors.
By Jeanne F. Loring, Nature | 08.07.2019

For the past dozen or so years, stem-cell researchers in California have been the envy of the world. In 2004,...

Image of a lit clear light bulb
By John Horgan , Scientific American | 08.05.2019

A while back my school, Stevens Institute of Technology, created a new major called science and technology studies, or STS...