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Technologies

In the last six years, scientific groups have organized two multi-day International Summits, both with published summaries, and at least...

a sequence of DNA base pair letters

When the sequencing of the human genome was announced two decades ago by the Human Genome Project and biotech firm...

CRISPR People is an amalgam: one part historical reconstruction, one part legal inquiry, one part ethical examination, it delves into...

A person in a white lab coat pipettes liquid into test tubes

On September 5, 2020, the International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing, established by the U.S...

Policies

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Five  years ago, independent research teams in the United States and the United Kingdom succeeded in cultivating human embryos in...

DNA editing with tweezers

At its 18th plenary meeting (1-4 June 2021), the Committee on Bioethics of the Council of Europe adopted the following...

DNA

Gene-editing tools such as the CRISPR-Cas9 system create an opportunity for individuals to have their DNA edited for specific purposes...

Police Searching a database on a laptop

New laws in Maryland and Montana are the first in the nation to restrict law enforcement’s use of genetic genealogy...

Society

embryo ivf
In response to: Editing Humanity’s Future from the April 29, 2021 issue

In her recent review of four books on...

eugenics tree

Bethenia Owens-Adair overcame a wave of hardships early in her life to earn a medical degree and become one of...

Trump on sign in bicycle basket

When people repeatedly announce who they are in their own words, listen. The core of Nazi ideology is racial darwinism...

Perspectives

hospital bed

It was 4 a.m. on a Sunday when Dana Jones heard an ominous sound, barely audible over the whirring of...

conference room

In a ballroom at the Arizona Science Center one afternoon in 2017, more than 70 Phoenix residents—students, teachers, nurses, and...

Freezing eggs

France Brunel, who is thirty-six, first considered freezing her eggs after ending a two-year relationship, in 2018. She’s not sure...

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Photo by Tony Carr via Flickr

In 2015, a giant crane hoisted a 900-kilogram bronze statue of the imperialist Cecil...