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Technologies

If you follow news about human germline editing — altering the genes and traits of future generations — you’re likely...

On July 15, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Jack Reed (D-RI) introduced a bipartisan resolution calling for...

Editors note: This article was originally published on impactethics.ca and is reposted here with generous permission from Impact Ethics. 

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Canadian bioethicists and genetics experts are speaking out against Denis Rebrikov, the Russian molecular biologist who plans — in defiance...

Policies

The Child-Parent Security Act, which would have legalized commercial surrogacy in New York, did not make it out of...

Editors note: This article was originally published on ourbodiesourselves.org and is reposted here with generous permission from Our Bodies Our...

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Someone broke into a church in Centerville, Utah, last November and attacked the organist who was practicing there. In March,...

The journal Nature reported yesterday that a scientist in Russia claims he will attempt to produce gene-edited babies using CRISPR...

Society

Last week, drug company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) announced its five-year $67 million partnership with UC Berkeley’s Jennifer Doudna and UC San...

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The proposal to legalize surrogacy in New York was presented as an unequivocal progressive ideal, a remedy to a ban...

illustration of many faces having mugshots taken

Someone broke into a church in Centerville, Utah, last November and attacked the organist who was practicing there. In March,...

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A baby with incandescent green eyes, a baby stamped with a bar code, another with a glowing gold brain: these...

Perspectives

Bill McKibben

I hope it’s not too late to review Bill McKibben’s important new book Falter, just as I join him...

Today, CGS officially relaunched a project called Surrogacy360.

It’s an important resource for several reasons. The website helps users...

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At the turn of the 20th century, U.S. scientists proposed the control of reproduction to advance society based on the...

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In 2011, poet and writer George Estreich wrote about the impact of biotechnology on family life in his first book, ...