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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...

A pool ball with the number fifteen in black letters on a red band of color.

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A close-up on a light-skinned hand holding a tube to spit in for sending into a DNA analysis company and getting back results on genetic ancestry.

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An old medical drawing shows 7 individual sperm overlapping one another.

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15 colored pencils stand upright spanning the color spectrum from yellow to green to blue to indigo to red to orange to brown to gray.

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A train sits stopped in a Beijing train station.

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