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A lot of surprising things happen when the use of assisted reproductive technology slams up against outdated family law doctrines. I see a lot of unexpected cases that end up in this column. This case is actually shocking to me...

"Editing or Eggs" by daithifortytwo is
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The first advertisement was slid under the door of Maggie’s* Ivy League dorm room. The quarter sheet of thin paper featured a woman’s silhouette, leaping with open arms over...

Last month, Caltech announced that the names of six men with historical ties to the university would be removed from...

Americans have celebrated the fact that the Biden administration is embracing science and returning the country to evidence-based policymaking. We...

A crowd with DNA data overlaid
By Zaria Gorvett, BBC Future | 04.12.2021

He Jiankui seemed nervous.

At the time, he was an obscure researcher working at the Southern University of Science and Technology...

Uyghur Man
By Michael Chertoff and N. MacDonnell Ulsch, The Washington Post | 04.12.2021

"Uyghur man" by Evgeni Zotov is
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The Chinese Communist Party’s persecution of the Uyghur people...

human embryos
By The Francis Crick Institute, Press Release | 04.09.2021

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have revealed that CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing can lead to unintended mutations at the targeted...

Native Amreican man
By Krystal S. Tsosie, Joseph M. Yracheta, Jessica A. Kolopenuk, and Janis Geary, The American Journal of Bioethics | 04.07.2021

Photo by Andrew James on Unsplash

In “Obligations of the ‘Gift’: Reciprocity and Responsibility in Precision Medicine,” Lee (2021...

A white doctor
By Usha Lee McFarling, STAT | 04.06.2021

Weeks after it was scrubbed from the Journal of the American Medical Association’s website, a disastrous podcast — whose host...

man behind fence
By Raffi Khatchadourian, The New Yorker | 04.05.2021

I. HOME

When Anar Sabit was in her twenties and living in Vancouver, she liked to tell her friends that...

virus
By Josh P. Roberts, Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News | 04.02.2021

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It is one thing to anticipate what gene therapy will look like in 5 years...

The Code Breaker book cover
By Michael Hirsh, Foreign Policy | 04.02.2021

This book is not for the faint of mind. Walter Isaacson is a great storyteller who has devoted his justly...