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The war in Ukraine has disrupted trade and threatened the global economy, from oil to wheat. 

But there's another major market in the country that now faces an uncertain future: The surrogacy industry. 

BioTexCom is...

What will it mean for me if my state considers my embryo a "person"?

If my state considers an embryo a person, but my embryo is stored in a state that doesn't, is my embryo still considered a "person"?

Should...

George Church is one of the world’s most famous pioneers of genetics and biotechnology. He has made colossal contributions to...

Alexandra Minna Stern, currently the associate dean for the humanities at the University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and...

a brown speckled pig in a bucket
By Jonathan Grinstein, Neo.Life | 05.19.2022

The real-life creation of human-animal hybrids, which is on the verge of going from hypothesis to reality, has been the...

Francis Collins
By Kevin Davies, Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology News | 05.18.2022

WASHINGTON, DC — In his current role as President Biden’s acting scientific advisor, Francis Collins, MD, PhD, is dealing with...

a person administering a COVID test
By Joanna Thompson, Scientific American | 05.18.2022

Imagine taking a genetic test that could tell you your personal risk of developing complications and dying from a particular...

Dust jacket of the 1920 book The Rising Tide of Color
By Tanvi Misra, Harper's Bazaar | 05.18.2022

The Rising Tide of Color: The Threat Against
White World-Supremacy
 (1920), by Lothrop Stoddard

On rereading The Great Gatsby earlier...

Surgeon in blue scrubs reaching for surgical tools laid on a blue surface
By Gina Kolata, The New York Times | 05.17.2022

Transplant specialists, when evaluating kidneys that come from donors, try to work out how likely it is that the kidney...

a black woman
By Gina Kolata, The New York Times | 05.17.2022

In a Zoom call this spring with 19 leaders of A.M.E. Zion church congregations in North Carolina, Dr. Opeyemi Olabisi...

LGBTQ+ Pride Flag
By Shira Stein, Bloomberg Law | 05.17.2022

Photo by Cecilie Johnsen on Unsplash

The Biden administration is considering a requirement that some health plans cover fertility treatment...

Blue outline of human brain against blue electric circuitboards
By Melissa Heikkilä, MIT Technology Review | 05.13.2022

It’s a Wild West out there for artificial intelligence. AI applications are increasingly used to make important decisions about humans’...