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He Jiankui, the Chinese biophysicist who created the first gene-edited children, had been quiet since completing a three-year prison sentence in April, leaving many to wonder whether he had plans to return to scientific research. Earlier this month, we...

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Democrat John Fetterman’s performance in Pennsylvania’s lone Senate debate provoked intense discussions about his fitness for office while recovering from a stroke. Fetterman’s verbal stumbles and pauses intensified Republican accusations that his health is too...

One day in 2006, Dorothy Roberts went in for a conference with her youngest son’s teacher. The boy, said the...

The past experiences of Indigenious communitys with participating in genetic research have been predominatly negative. Therefore, Native American scientists like...

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By Dov Greenbaum and Mark Gerstein, Nature | 11.24.2022

It has been 25 years since the release of GATTACA, a film that tells the story of a credible...

virus
By Heidi Ledford, Nature | 11.23.2022

A systematic sweep of viral genomes has revealed a trove of potential CRISPR-based genome-editing tools.

CRISPR–Cas systems are common in...

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By Sara Reardon, Nature | 11.23.2022

David Bennett’s heart was failing. The 57-year-old handyman from Maryland had weeks to live and, because he had a history...

red blood cells
By Edward Helmore, The Guardian | 11.23.2022

US drug regulators have approved a one-off gene-therapy treatment for adults with the genetic blood disorder hemophilia B that frees...

two identical cats
By Craig Miller, Morningstar | 11.22.2022

It runs about $50,000 for a dog, with a 20% success rate, and there are numerous ethical considerations

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colorful genes
By Carrie Arnold, The Atlantic | 11.20.2022

Thousands of miles from home in the steamy Amazon rainforest in the mid-1800s, the British naturalist Henry Walter Bates had...

eye exam
By Jocelyn Kaiser, Science | 11.17.2022

After some early but cautious optimism, a company is shelving its pioneering gene-editing treatment for a rare inherited blindness disorder...

elderly white hands
By Jessica Hamzelou, MIT Technology Review | 11.16.2022

“Who wants to live forever?” The immortal words of Freddie Mercury blast from the speakers as blue lights swivel around...