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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...

Mosquito on skin
By Briefing, The Economist | 11.08.2018

“I think i got it,” says Alekos Simoni with a grin, returning an electronic fly zapper called “The Executioner” to...

Newborn baby lying on white towel
By Sharon Begley, Stat News | 11.06.2018

Millions of amateur genealogists assembling family trees on Ancestry.com probably figure they’re just finding lost relatives and assessing their genetic...

White pencil made out of a strand of DNA, on a blue background
By Yeyang Su, Impact Ethics [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 11.03.2018

At the end of this month, the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing will be held in Hong Kong....

Person coming out of double helix DNA strand
By Debra Bruno, The Washington Post | 11.03.2018

The other day, Ancestry.com told me that my mother was my mother.

Phew.

I was starting to wonder about some...

Underwater coral reef
By Yale University, Phys | 11.01.2018

In Burkina Faso, the government is considering the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to eradicate malaria. In Nantucket, Mass., officials...

Red squirrel
By Erik Stokstad, Science | 11.01.2018

LONDON—In the first attempt of its kind, researchers plan to sequence all known species of eukaryotic life—66,000 species of...

23andMe box that reads "welcome to you"
By Erin Brodwin , Business Insider | 11.01.2018

Anne Wojcicki, the CEO and founder of the popular Silicon Valley gene-testing company 23andMe, said in mid-October that she didn't...

Pipet in test tubes
By Emanuela Campanella, Global News [Cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 11.01.2018

The Canadian Border Services Agency is collecting the DNA of immigrants and using ancestry websites to find long-lost family members...