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Five Russian couples who are deaf want to try the CRISPR gene-editing technique so they can have a biological child who can hear, biologist Denis Rebrikov has told New Scientist. He plans to apply to the relevant Russian authorities...

An unidentified New York couple is suing a Los Angeles fertility clinic after they claim the woman gave birth to a pair of babies that were not biologically theirs.

The lawsuit claims the Asian American parents were shocked to find...

Home DNA testing can be fun. I’ve done it for myself and for my dog. One of us unexpectedly turned...

Scientists have created living entities that resemble very primitive human embryos, the most advanced example of these structures yet created...

Egg surrounded by sperm
By Editors, Nature | 06.11.2019

A worldwide debate is under way on how to regulate gene editing in human sperm, eggs or embryos.

A researcher...

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By David Cyranoski, Nature | 06.10.2019

A Russian scientist says he is planning to produce gene-edited babies, an act that would make him only the second...

An embryo being fertilized
By Katie Hasson, The Hill | 06.10.2019

Late last year, scientist He Jiankui announced the birth of the world’s first genetically modified babies. He deployed a...

Public debate
By Marcy Darnovsky, ISSUES in Science and Technology | 06.05.2019

As the debate about heritable genome editing unfolds, divergent perspectives are coming more clearly into view. Those who see it...

U.S. Supreme Court
By Kelly Servick, Science | 06.04.2019

A congressional proposal that would overturn a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that barred the patenting of human genes and...

Ban On Genetically Modified Babies
By Rob Stein, National Public Radio [cites CGS Marcy Darnovsky] | 06.04.2019

A congressional committee voted Tuesday to continue a federal ban on creating genetically modified babies in the United States.

The...

Baby having its heartbeat checked by a doctor
By Rob Stein, National Public Radio | 06.03.2019

There are new concerns about the world's first genetically modified babies.

It appears that the genetic variation a Chinese scientist...

Woman sitting with her back to the camera
By Rachel Adams, The Conversation | 05.29.2019

A baby with incandescent green eyes, a baby stamped with a bar code, another with a glowing gold brain: these...