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Technologies

 Two male scientists wearing lab coats in a laboratory looking at an illuminated board, reading the genetic code in the DNA.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced last week that it is launching a new study of certain types...

On September 20, Nature published a study led by Kathy Niakan at the Francis Crick Institute in London that used...

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Precise "chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told...

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For the first time, scientists have edited the DNA in human embryos to make a fundamental discovery about the earliest...

Policies

In 2004, Canada passed the Assisted Human Reproduction (AHR) Act, establishing an important piece of national legislation on assisted...

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The battle between sports cheats and testers is poised to enter a whole new arena. The World Anti-Doping Agency has...

California has enacted a law that begins to provide a framework for regulating the dozens of state stem cell clinics...

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California now has a first-of-its-kind stem cell law that requires clinics pitching non-FDA approved stem cell offerings to be upfront...

Society

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And she isn’t the only one.

Last year, a 77-year-old woman traveled to a clinic in Georgia to have stem...

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How to avoid the nightmare scenario of artificial intelligence? According to researchers from Elon Musk’s OpenAI, the trick is teaching

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As CRISPR/Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats–Cas9) and other gene-editing technologies hasten the feasibility of effective somatic and germline...

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You probably wouldn’t hand out your social security number without having a pretty good idea of how that information was...

Perspectives

A young woman of color with an intravenous line is dressed in a hospital gown, and lays on the hospital bed, looking over to a newborn child that is supported by a gloved hand against the back of their head.

If you work at such places as Google, Facebook and Apple, your health insurance includes an unusual feature: coverage for...

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Tribal leaders are developing a policy for genetic research and data sharing, potentially ending a 15-year moratorium.

When the Navajo...

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This essay has been condensed. It can (and should) be read in its entirety in "Nasty Women: Feminism, Resistance,...