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A team of scientists has used the gene-editing technique CRISPR to create genetically modified human embryos in a London lab, and the results of the experiment do not bode well for the prospect of gene-edited babies.

Biologist Kathy Niakan and...

The Michigan State University Graduate Employees Union and its coalition partners in the STEM community are calling for MSU to remove Senior Vice President for Research and Innovation Stephen Hsu in a Twitter thread denouncing scientific racism, sexism, eugenicist research...

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Pandemics are often thought to be unforeseeable acts of God that emerge suddenly to...

Some are crying in their cots; others are being cradled or bottle-fed by nannies. These newborns are not in the...

A Black mother and babies
By Rhea W. Boyd, Edwin G. Lindo, Lachelle D. Weeks, Monica R. McLemore, Health Affairs Blog | 07.02.2020

Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root
Black bodies swinging in the
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Watchtower at a jail
By Shilpa Jindia, The Guardian | 06.30.2020

A new documentary film is shedding light on forced sterilizations in California, reviving a dark chapter in the state’s history...

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By Larry R. Churchill Nancy M. P. King Gail E. Henderson, Hastings Center Report | 06.29.2020

Abstract

The Covid‐19 pandemic has concentrated bioethics attention on the “lifeboat ethics” of rationing and fair allocation of scarce medical...

Uighur Muslims
By AP, Associated Press | 06.28.2020

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The Chinese government is taking draconian measures to slash birth rates among Uighurs and...

Freezing
By Cecily Huang, ABC [Australia] | 06.27.2020

When Teresa Xu stood in a Beijing courtroom last December to demand equal access to reproductive rights, she knew she...

Forensic DNA
By Heather Murphy, The New York Times | 06.26.2020

As washing machines go, the one that contributed to Roy Verret’s capital murder charge was pretty average. White, Whirlpool, reliable....

A pencil eraser on DNA
By Ben Fidler, BioPharma Dive | 06.26.2020

Dive Brief:

  • Two children with a rare neuromuscular disease have died after receiving a high dose of a gene therapy...
Silhouette of hand placing ballot in box
By David Jensen, California Stem Cell Report | 06.26.2020

Directors of the financially strapped, California stem cell agency this morning endorsed a $5.5 billion bond measure to refinance the...