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Technologies

Process of IVF--blue egg being injected on blue background

IVF clinics have been putting profits before patient care by charging clients for expensive treatment add-ons that have no proven...

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“I think i got it,” says Alekos Simoni with a grin, returning an electronic fly zapper called “The Executioner” to...

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Millions of amateur genealogists assembling family trees on Ancestry.com probably figure they’re just finding lost relatives and assessing their genetic...

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At the end of this month, the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing will be held in Hong Kong....

Policies

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Next month, researchers, policymakers, ethicists and social scientists will meet in Hong Kong for the second International Summit on Human...

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California's kids now have common-sense protections against unwarranted DNA collection. Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed A.B. 1584, a...

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In 2014, Ralph Taylor applied to have his insurance company in Washington State certified as a “disadvantaged business enterprise.” The ...

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Kiev, Ukraine - Throughout Ukraine, advertisements about becoming a surrogate mother are plastered on buses and throughout the metro....

Society

Five years ago, Time magazine published the cover story illustrated at left: Can Google Solve Death? We have an answer:...

As part of the American Experience series, PBS has produced a documentary and website about the 20th-century eugenics movement in...

When considering whether and how to proceed with regulating human germline gene editing, everyone supports public engagement. The National Academies...

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People from minority ethnic backgrounds are set to lose out on medical benefits of genetics research due to an overwhelming...

Perspectives

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In Burkina Faso, the government is considering the use of genetically modified mosquitoes to eradicate malaria. In Nantucket, Mass., officials...

Blue, pink and white transgender flag flying

The Trump administration’s proposed scheme to redefine sex as “a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth” is not...

Red stained DNA markers

Dr. Carlos Bustamante, a prominent population geneticist, recently concluded that Senator Elizabeth Warren had “a Native American ancestor.” While geneticists...

Elizabeth Warren speaking at podium

This week, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts announced that geneticists had analyzed her DNA and proved her longstanding claim that...