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Technologies

Despite the appearance of agreement, scientists are not of the same mind about the ethics and governance of human germline...

The biggest biopolitical news of the year was also the most significant, as is not always the case. Despite the...

J. Benjamin Hurlbut

Leaders in the scientific community are urgently seeking to set international standards for producing genetically modified humans. They are reacting...

IVF clinic

Danielle Lloyd, a former Miss Great Britain and celebrity mother of four boys, wants to guarantee that her next baby...

Policies

The biggest biopolitical news of the year was also the most significant, as is not always the case. Despite the...

A pregnant woman holding her belly.

The news of the passing of the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2016 on Wednesday in the Lok Sabha prompts us to...

researches removes DNA from a test tube.

California is being sued over its DNA collection practices, and the only thing that’s surprising is how long it took....

Pregnant woman holding her belly.

Three of the most influential scientific organizations in the world are calling for an urgent international effort to prevent scientists...

Society

A macro photo of human cells.

The gene-editing scandal that made headlines in late November, with researcher He Jiankui claiming to have created twin girls...

The biggest biopolitical news of the year was also the most significant, as is not always the case. Despite the...

Following a Biopolitical Times tradition, we present some of our favorite blog posts of the past year, in chronological order....

A group of Japanese 10 year olds sitting at there school desks.

TOKYO -- The Japanese Society for Hygiene, which was active in promoting eugenic policies under the now-defunct eugenic protection law,...

Perspectives

The biggest biopolitical news of the year was also the most significant, as is not always the case. Despite the...

A close-up on a light-skinned hand holding a tube to spit in for sending into a DNA analysis company and getting back results on genetic ancestry.

Amid the barrage of racistanti-immigrant, and other attacks launched by President Trump and his administration in recent...

Underwater coral reef

In Burkina Faso, the government is considering the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to eradicate malaria. In Nantucket, Mass., officials...

Blue, pink and white transgender flag flying

The Trump administration’s proposed scheme to redefine sex as “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth” is not...