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Many scientists seem to think that heritable human genetic modification is too far off to worry about. Others suggest it’s a mere decade or two away. Meanwhile, hopes that we’ll soon treat a range of diseases with gene therapies – non-heritable genetic alterations – are currently running high, notwithstanding recent unsettling developments and concerns about prices.

All in all, we’re still on the enthusiasm upswing in terms of expectations about human gene editing.  But several recent plant and...

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People will be able to earn cryptocurrency in exchange for letting pharma companies use their data.

Cryptocurrency in exchange for your genetic data! Sounds a bit like a scam, but it’s the premise behind a new company founded by a...

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As we learned last Friday, the UK’s Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has given Newcastle Fertility Centre the green...

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Genomics is cheaper and more available then ever, but its usefulness for parents has yet to be proven

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A black woman kisses a young black girl with joy and love expressed on their faces. In the background, there is a city back drop with other people walking on the sidewalk is featured, but out of focus and blurred.

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Macaque monkey eating

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Two young macaque monkeys embracing

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Baby macaque monkey riding on an adult macaque's back

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