"Proceed with caution" traffic sign, against a blue sky.

News broke this week that the first “three-parent” baby had been born. But the untested and controversial nature of the...

Image of a person with gloves holding a petri dish.

On May 10, about 130 scientists, entrepreneurs and others held an invitation-only event at Harvard. Organisers told invitees not to...

Strands of DNA

Money and deals are flowing into companies that promise to edit genes. Human, animal, plant, all kinds of DNA may...

A Troublesome Inheritance Book Cover

Nicholas Wade's book A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race and Human History has been out for a month, and the fuss,...

Six children are pictured standing side by side hugging in a classroom,

Dominic Cummings, a senior adviser to the UK Secretary of State for Education, recently provoked a flurry of complaints by...

Grim reaper

Has Google gone right off the deep end? It's common for techies to be infatuated with transhumanism and other far-out...