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A paper published today in Nature reported on work led by Oregon Health & Society University (OHSU) researcher Shoukhrat Mitalipov to genetically edit human embryos, apparently with the goal of using this technique for reproductive purposes.

“This is a pivotal point...

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News that a controversial U.S. researcher has used CRISPR to create genetically altered human embryos underscores the need for stronger policy protections against engineering the genes of future children and generations.

According to articles written by the same reporter, and...

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The New York-based fertility doctor who last year acknowledged that he deliberately evaded US regulations by going to Mexico to produce a baby using nuclear transfer (or “three-person IVF”) has launched a company to market the risky and unapproved technique....

CGS in the News

By Tom Ashbrook, NPR On Point [features Marcy Darnovksy] | 08.08.2017

After the blockbuster announcement a U.S. team successfully edited human embryos come the tough medical and ethical questions. We’ll talk it through.

A first in the U.S.: researchers have now edited the genetic code of viable human embryos, cutting and splicing to avoid defect and disease. The DNA of human embryos. Genetically edited. The edited embryos weren’t implanted in a woman. Weren’t born. But they could have been. New life spared disease, maybe death. How far does this gene editing...

By The Inquiry, BBC [features Marcy Darnovsky] | 07.16.2017

"This structure has novel features, which are of considerable biological interest." It was perhaps the greatest understatement of all time - the announcement more than six decades ago of the discovery of the shape of a single human DNA. The double-helix structure is now one of the world's most recognisable icons. Knowledge of it has transformed the fight against everything from disease to crime.

That revolution was brought to us by an elite. It took the world's most eminent scientists, backed...

By Osagie Obasogie, The Atlantic | 06.12.2017

Fifty years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down state laws banning interracial marriage, but the issues involved in the case extended beyond its current popular understanding as a tribute to romance.

Interracial marriage is at a historic high. According to a recent Pew Research Center report, couples with different racial backgrounds made up one in six new marriages in 2015—a stark change from previous eras when even looking at someone across the color line with a hint of...

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