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Seizing on the surging popularity of at-home DNA testing kits, top academic medical institutions are opening clinics that promise to probe much deeper into your DNA — if you’re willing to pay hundreds or even thousands of dollars out of...

Many surprises come with having a baby, including learning your child's sex and discovering all the traits they inherited as they grow up. But what if parents could pick and choose their children's genetic makeup instead of leaving those traits...

Proponents of a proposed law allowing women to be paid to donate their eggs for research say it’s all about...

Call it the “ick” factor.

Stories like the 2018 bombshell out of China, of a scientist manipulating embryonic DNA...

Drawing of DaVinci's "Man" (Vitruvie Luc Viatour)
By Stuart Newman, CounterPunch | 08.16.2019

Fabricating part-human-part-nonhuman animals, with features of both, seemed like something out of Greek mythology until the late 20th century....

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By Rebecca Robbins, STAT | 08.16.2019

Seizing on the surging popularity of at-home DNA testing kits, top academic medical institutions are opening clinics that promise to...

white baby crawling away from camera
By Robert Klitzman, CNN | 08.16.2019

Many surprises come with having a baby, including learning your child's sex and discovering all the traits they inherited as...

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By Ana B. Ibarra, California Healthline [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 08.15.2019

Californians voted in 2004 to shell out billions of dollars in taxpayer money to fund cutting-edge stem cell treatments.

Proposition...

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By Pete Shanks, The Progressive | 08.14.2019

In mid-July, a bipartisan trio of U.S. Senators—Democrats Dianne Feinstein of California and Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Republican...

He Jiankui speaking at the the international genome editing summit in Hong Kong
By Sharon Begley, STAT | 08.12.2019

The second-most shocking thing He Jiankui told the international genome editing summit in Hong Kong last November — right after...

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By Jennifer M. Gumer, The Hastings Center | 08.09.2019

A Russian scientist recently announced his intention to use the gene-editing tool CRISPR to edit and implant human embryos—a revelation...

23 and Me logo of chromosomal pair
By Dorothy Pomerantiz, STAT+ | 08.08.2019

Last summer, I thought it might be fun to have my DNA analyzed. Two companies, 23andMe and Ancestry.com, had popped...