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Animals are … not exactly people in the sense that corporations are (as Senator Romney has explained) but related...

Kathryn Paige Harden is well on her way to notoriety, or possibly fame, and perhaps riches. A long article about...

crispr editing dna

Therapeutic applications of genome editing were envisioned at least as early as the mid-1990s, when the first sequence-specific genome editing...

embryo

It was day 13 in a set of experiments in Ali Brivanlou’s laboratory and he had an agonizing task ahead...

Policies

Orange sign that reads "STAND WITH TEXAS WOMEN"

Photo by Do512 on Flickr

Ahead of Texas' abortion ban going into effect on Sept. 1, NPR's Michel Martin speaks...

frozen embryos being taken out

When embryologist Joseph Conaghan arrived at work at San Francisco’s Pacific Fertility Center on March 4, 2018, nothing seemed awry...

DNA

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recently called on countries to stop any research that might lead to the birth of...

stem cells

Pushing unproven treatments, the chiropractors targeted the elderly, inviting them to lunch seminars where speakers in lab coats promised miracle...

Society

Woolly mammoths

A team of scientists and entrepreneurs announced on Monday that they have started a new company to genetically resurrect the...

DNA inside of a dollar bill

The folks in Orange Cove in California’s agriculturally rich Central Valley care about the cost of health care. It is...

Earth wearing a face mask

In the winter of 1848, a 26-year-old Prussian pathologist named Rudolf Virchow was sent to investigate a typhus epidemic raging...

Mammoth Biosciences logo

The CRISPR-based biotech startup Mammoth Biosciences is officially a unicorn, the company says. 

The billion-dollar valuation comes on the back...

Perspectives

Uyghur man

Two respected scientific journals have retracted two articles that relied on the DNA samples of Uyghurs in western China after...

Muir Woods: a path through redwood trees

Photo by Matthew Dillon on Flickr

From far away, the caution tape and sheet of paper attached to an interpretative...

Autism awareness image

"48:365 World Autism Awareness Day" 
by mattbeckwith is licensed
under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

As many people in the autistic...