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Technologies

scissors cutting DNA

Scientists using the Crispr gene-editing technology in human embryos to try to repair a gene that causes hereditary blindness found it...

Indian woman with baby at doctor

The Assisted Reproduction Technology Regulation Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha in September this year. It has been a...

CRISPR-Cas9

Last week, two women — Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier — were awarded the Nobel Prize for their groundbreaking discovery of...

Father and baby

A few years ago, lawyer Vladimir (name changed) who lives in a big Russian city decided to have a child...

Policies

As the November 3 election approaches, Californians are focusing on the ballot propositions. The money spent on them this year...

A 1971 protest against eugenics

Henrietta Lacks visited John Hopkins Hospital in 1951, complaining of vaginal bleeding. A mother of five children, Lacks was diagnosed by gynecologist...

California flag

LOS ANGELES — This Election Day, California voters are being asked to replenish funding for the state’s ambitious stem cell...

a hand voting

The first president of the California stem cell agency, Zach Hall, says that he would vote against the $5.5...

Society

A 1971 protest against eugenics

Henrietta Lacks visited John Hopkins Hospital in 1951, complaining of vaginal bleeding. A mother of five children, Lacks was diagnosed by gynecologist...

Osagie K. Obasogie

In late 2018, UC Berkeley bioethics professor Osagie K. Obasogie received a campus email about a research fund available to...

Face scan

SINGAPORE — Singapore already boasts one of the world's most advanced national digital identity programs, SingPass, which residents can use...

Youth behind bars

In a national database in Argentina, tens of thousands of entries detail the names, birthdays, and national IDs of people...

Perspectives

Disability rights demonstration

Last week, the Supreme Court acquiesced to another attack on the voting rights of all Americans. In a 5-3 decision,...

Scientist with DNA data

On Oct. 15, Toronto police announced that they had finally solved the 1984 murder of Christine Jessop using DNA evidence...

Trump on graphic

Politicians often flatter their audiences, but at a rally in Bemidji, Minn., last month, President Trump found an unusual thing...

Covid vaccine

The presidents of two historically Black universities in New Orleans thought they were doing a public service by enrolling in...