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Technologies

The November 2017 issue of Nature Biotechnology included a special focus on “Humans 2.0.” The articles (currently available...

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Gene therapy has freed 10 men from nearly all symptoms of hemophilia for a year so far, in a study...

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The revolutionary gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 is best known for helping scientists edit a strand of DNA more precisely and...

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Eli Wheatley and Christian Guardino are among a growing number of patients whose lives are apparently being saved or radically...

Policies

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EXCLUSIVE: Demand for IVF in China has surged since the one-child policy was scrapped, but unmarried women are denied access....

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It's in our genes to be suspicious of fine print.

So, with the holiday season in full swing, Sen. Chuck...

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Traditionally, most spying and intelligence gathering has been done by highly trained human operatives. But the US military has a...

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Russia’s rapidly developing surrogate industry may now grind to a halt, as members of the parliament debate banning the practice....

Society

What might have been the story of the year turned out to be a disappointment. On February 14th, the National...

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In late 2012, French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier approached a handful of American scientists about starting a company, a Crispr company....

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First, let me tell you how smart I am. So smart. My fifth-grade teacher said I was gifted in...

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It seems hard to fathom that scientific progress has advanced to a point where it’s suddenly possible for people to...

Perspectives

A group of women raning in age, with their heads covered by scarves,m arching in line in a building. These women are the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo.

An Argentine woman has been reunited with her relatives 40 years after she was stolen as a newborn by the...

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The day Ruth drove her car up to Howth harbour in Co Dublin and contemplated driving off the side, she...

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Would-be parents seeking IVF treatment use published success rates to choose a clinic – but the stats don't reflect the...

A nurse examines a newborn baby through an incubator.

In 1997, Debbie and Frank Astorino welcomed three children into the world, triplets Kevin, Kerri and Sheri.

The Astorinos had...