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Technologies

On September 3rd, Heritable Human Genome Editing was published. This Report was the work of a multinational Commission organized...

Nuffeild council on bioethics

The Consensus Study Report of the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing convened by the...

Human genome

Countries contemplating giving the green light to heritable genome editing received specific guidance from an international commission this week on...

Newborn child

In a high-level report precipitated by the birth of CRISPR babies in China in 2018, scientists say the technology’s next...

Policies

Stem cell division

In 2004, California voters agreed to borrow $3 billion to bankroll a stem-cell research program dedicated to seeking cures for...

Hand dropping ballot

California's 21 million voters soon will be receiving mail that tells them a $5.5 billion stem cell ballot measure is...

coronavirus

COVID-19 test results come back within 24 hours – or even faster. Hotels have been transformed into quarantine units. Scientists...

Policeman at traffic stop

Pasco County Sheriff Chris Nocco took office in 2011 with a bold plan: to create a cutting-edge intelligence program that...

Society

In August 1964, the North Carolina Eugenics Board met to decide if a 20-year-old Black woman should be sterilized. Because...

A lab technician

Poor laboratory practices at a Boston company that performed Covid-19 tests for dozens of nursing homes in Massachusetts put patients...

Salmon filet

"People across the country have made it clear that they don’t want to eat genetically engineered salmon, and food retailers...

Covid testing swabs

In the past few weeks, public-health experts were rightfully outraged at moves by the US Centers for Disease Control and...

Perspectives

People protesting

How might greater social justice for those who have unjustly been marginalized best be achieved? Perhaps cross-movement solidarity is the...

Scientific American Cover 1896

An article about women engineers, published in 1908, has a promising start: If women are attending technical schools and are...

Disabled sign

On August 6, 2020 I gave a talk, “The Last Disabled Oracle,” as part of Assembly for the Future, a...

Anti abortion protest

The argument seemed reasonable in theory: “We are pleased that our state values life no matter an individual’s potential disability,...