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August 14, 2019, marked the first meeting of another committee on heritable genome editing that is composed mostly of scientists:...

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In mid-July, a bipartisan trio of U.S. Senators—Democrats Dianne Feinstein of California and Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Republican...

He Jiankui speaking at the the international genome editing summit in Hong Kong

The second-most shocking thing He Jiankui told the international genome editing summit in Hong Kong last November — right after...

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A Russian scientist recently announced his intention to use the gene-editing tool CRISPR to edit and implant human embryos—a revelation...

Policies

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China will establish a national committee to advise the government on research-ethics regulations. The decision comes less than a year...

Albert Einstein

Michael Gove, now a senior minister in the government of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, once took a swipe at...

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A while back my school, Stevens Institute of Technology, created a new major called science and technology studies, or STS...

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On 10 June 2017, a sunny and hot Saturday in Shenzhen, China, two couples came to the Southern University of...

Society

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In mid-July, a bipartisan trio of U.S. Senators—Democrats Dianne Feinstein of California and Jack Reed of Rhode Island and Republican...

Albert Einstein

Michael Gove, now a senior minister in the government of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, once took a swipe at...

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The New York Times recently reported that financier and recently-arrested sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein apparently believes in a philosophical strain...

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For the past dozen or so years, stem-cell researchers in California have been the envy of the world. In 2004,...

Perspectives

Albert Einstein

Michael Gove, now a senior minister in the government of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson, once took a swipe at...

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A same-sex couple in Georgia said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday that the U.S. State Department is unconstitutionally refusing to...

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

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

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