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By Emily Baumgaertner | 10.04.2018

Within the Defense Department, one agency’s recent project sounds futuristic: millions of insects carrying viruses descend upon crops and then genetically modify them to withstand droughts, floods and foreign attacks, ensuring a permanently secure food supply.

But in a warning...

By Sarah Russo, The Technoskeptic [Cites CGS' Katie Hasson] | 08.01.2018

A common belief of technocentrism is that if we have the ability, why not use it? The rapid advancements in genetic testing requires ongoing public awareness. Direct-to-consumer companies like 23andMe and Ancestry.com get access to users’ DNA, which is used...

It was an extraordinary political proposal: Approve a $3 billion bond measure to fund the cutting-edge science of stem cell...

The Spanish Consulate in Kiev is examining the cases of 30 Spanish families currently in Ukraine and who are unable...

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By Antonio Regalado, MIT Technology Review | 11.27.2018

Who has the authority to say yes or no to gene-modified babies?

In the mind of He Jiankui, the answer...

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By Eric J. Topol, The New York Times | 11.27.2018

Sooner or later it was bound to happen: A rogue scientist in China claims to have edited a gene in...

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By Katie Hasson and Marcy Darnovsky, The Guardian | 11.27.2018

The fierce global controversy over whether to alter the genes of future children and generations just got fiercer. On the...

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By Lauran Neergaard and Malcolm Ritter, Associated Press | 11.26.2018

Designer babies might be here sooner than anyone reckoned. A Chinese researcher who says he created gene-edited babies crossed what...

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By Sharon Begley, STAT | 11.26.2018

HONG KONG — A Chinese scientist’s claim that he used the genome editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the DNA of...

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By Nidhi Subbaraman, BuzzFeed | 11.26.2018

HIV researchers are incensed that the first reported use of gene editing in human embryos was aimed at conferring HIV...

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By Ron Leuty, San Francisco Business Times [cites CGS' Marcy Darnovsky] | 11.26.2018

A Chinese scientist's claim that he edited DNA in embryos that developed into twin baby girls has set off a...

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By Antonio Regalado, MIT Technology Review | 11.26.2018

Feng Zhang, one of the inventors of the gene-editing technique CRISPR, has called for a global moratorium on using the...