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Updated on December 4 at 10:55 a.m. ET.

Before last week, few people had heard the name He Jiankui. But on November 25, the young Chinese researcher became the center of a global firestorm when it emerged that he had...

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When scientists discover a new way to prevent disease or overcome infertility, they usually get applauded. But throw genetic engineering into the mix and it gets dicey fast. Genetic engineering in reproductive medicine is particularly scary because we’re talking about...

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The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has taken what it clearly regards as a brave new step: it has openly...

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At first, Matthew assumed the weakness in his knee was the sort of orthopedic nuisance that happens when you turn...

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Mother and child holding each other and posing in the street.

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A pregnant woman holding her belly.

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