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sickled blood cells

CRISPR genome editing technology, which was developed at UC Berkeley, has been approved for clinical trials to correct gene mutations...

At least five separate studies involving human embryo research are raising fresh versions of old questions about science, ethics and...

courtroom

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled last month on an extraordinarily important question: Should a criminal defendant be allowed...

A blastocyst

For decades, science has been trying to unlock the mysteries of how a single cell becomes a fully formed human...

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sickled blood cells

CRISPR genome editing technology, which was developed at UC Berkeley, has been approved for clinical trials to correct gene mutations...

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In May 2019, an agent at the Department of Homeland Security received a trove...

an 8-cell embryo

The photographs alone tell a fantastic story—a mouse embryo, complete with beating heart cells, a head, and the beginning of...

embryonic stem cell

In 2016, Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz grew human embryos in a lab dish for longer than anyone had before. Bathing the tiny...

Society

It’s not for nothing that Time, Inc. developed its formula for telling stories—catchy lede, billboard that tells 'em what you’re...

phone with lock displayed

Photo by Dan Nelson on Unsplash

In May 2019, an agent at the Department of Homeland Security received a trove...

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The gene-editing technology CRISPR promises enormous potential as a therapeutic for curing illnesses, including...

Perspectives

sterilization protest with signs

Between 1909 and 1979, California forcibly sterilized over 20,000 people of color, people with disabilities and imprisoned people. Based on...

courtroom

The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled last month on an extraordinarily important question: Should a criminal defendant be allowed...

pregnant woman's belly

As a health care worker, Jordan McCutcheon could get the COVID-19 vaccine anytime she wants. But the 28-year-old dental...