Global Governance

Global governance of human biotechnologies refers to agreements among nations, and to statements and policies issued by international organizations. The most authoritative international agreement to date is the Council of Europe’s 1997 Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, a binding treaty that bans inheritable genetic modification and human reproductive cloning. UNESCO, the European Parliament, the Group of Eight industrial nations, the World Health Assembly, and the United Nations have also issued declarations or statements about human biotechnologies, particularly on human reproductive cloning.

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A startup called Darwin Life says it will use a controversial fertility technique to help forty-somethings get pregnant for $100,000.

A U.S. fertility doctor has started a company with a provocative vision for older women: become pregnant by having their DNA...

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Biotechnology and the rise of AI may split humankind into a small class of ‘superhumans’ and a huge underclass of ‘useless’ people. Once the masses lose their economic and political power, inequality levels could spiral alarmingly

Inequality goes back to...

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Will social inequality soon be programmed into our DNA?

The chasm between rich and poor in the world has become...

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China appears to be laying the groundwork for the mass collection of DNA samples from residents of a restive, largely...