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The birth of the first IVF baby, Louise Brown, in 1978 provoked a media frenzy. In comparison, a little girl named Aurea born by IVF in May 2020 went almost unnoticed. Yet she represents a significant first in assisted reproduction...

UC Berkeley professor of law and bioethics Osagie K. Obasogie was elected for membership to the National Academy of Medicine on Monday, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.

Obasogie is known for the steps he...

Many describe the move from bench to bedside (from basic science to therapeutic or preventive applications) as a sprint –...

On Monday, a World Health Organization advisory committee called on the world’s largest public health authority to stand by the...

David Liu
By Allison DeAngelis, Insider | 11.22.2021

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David Liu is best known as one of the pioneers of the experimental science of editing...

FDA building
By Damian Garde, STAT | 11.19.2021

The Food and Drug Administration approved the first treatment for the most common cause of dwarfism Friday, a drug that...

Turquoise-colored chromosomes
By Claire Robinson, GMWatch | 11.19.2021

In another of a long line of studies showing unintended effects of gene editing, the CRISPR-Cas gene editing tool has...

IVF fertilization
By Blake Turck, The Washington Post | 11.13.2021

As a little girl, I never dreamed of motherhood. When I got married at 36, I assumed pregnancy would come...

Broken DNA
By Sophia Ktori, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | 11.12.2021

A comprehensive study headed by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys has shown that gene editing—specifically gene knockout (KO)—using CRISPR-Cas9 technology...

FDA logo
By Sheryl Gay Stolberg and Sheila Kaplan, The New York Times | 11.12.2021

WASHINGTON — President Biden announced on Friday that he would nominate Dr. Robert M. Califf, a former commissioner of the...

Coins flowing through test tubes
By Evan S. Michelson and Adam F. Falk, Issues in Science and Technology | 11.09.2021

Although we can envision many ways that the scientific enterprise might evolve in the future, an often-overlooked component will surely...

syringe filled with pink liquid
By Megan Molteni, STAT | 11.08.2021

In 2016, the Food and Drug Administration put the emerging stem cell cottage industry on notice. At the time...