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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 Rob Stein, National Public Radio | 09.20.2018

Scientists say they have taken a potentially important — and possibly controversial — step toward creating human eggs in a...

Red, green, yellow and blue C, A , G and T letter descending down a wall
By Sarah Zhang, The Atlantic | 09.19.2018

In 2014, Ralph Taylor applied to have his insurance company in Washington State certified as a “disadvantaged business enterprise.” The ...

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By Mara Gordon, National Public Radio | 09.19.2018

When patients come to Dr. Molly Quinn for infertility treatments, they usually aren't too interested in hearing about the possible...

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By Matthew Weaver, The Guardian | 09.18.2018

The fertility regulator has called for DNA testing websites to warn customers about the risks of uncovering traumatic family secrets...

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By Amber Haque, BBC | 09.17.2018

Labour is calling for a ban on parents-to-be being told the sex of their baby after early blood tests, amid...

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By Laura Hercher, The New York Times | 09.15.2018

In many ways, Matt Fender, a 32-year-old resident of New York City, is the prototypical 23andMe customer: tech-savvy, educated, a...

Cover of Beyond Bioethics: Helical DNA on yellow background
By Travis Chi Wing Lau , Somatosphere [review of the book edited by CGS' Osagie K Obasogie and Marcy Darnovsky] | 09.13.2018

The science will let loose its cascading interactions with utter impassivity; yet how we inhabit that knowledge will be a...

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By Madeline Roache, Al Jazeera News | 09.13.2018

Kiev, Ukraine - Throughout Ukraine, advertisements about becoming a surrogate mother are plastered on buses and throughout the metro....