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Technologies

A stellar panel discussed how to bring a broader and more critical understanding of equity into current societal and public...

a person in a lab coat handles a specimen

“She has her mother’s eyes,” begins the advertisement, “but will she also inherit her breast cancer diagnosis?” The smooth voice...

A not-very-stealthy campaign appears to be setting the stage for authorizing heritable human genome editing (HGE) in the UK. The...

Policies

a jellyfish in blue on a dark blue/black background in the ocean

Tavis Beck on Unsplash

After nearly two weeks of recent United Nations negotiations in New York City, countries from around...

human embryo

Human genome editing and lab-grown eggs that could theoretically allow same-sex couples to have biological children are among the anticipated...

multicolored dna strands

The Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that struck down the constitutional right to abortion guaranteed...

ivf fertility clinic

Earlier this month, California Representatives Adam Schiff and Judy Chu introduced the Equal Access to Reproductive Care Act, a...

Society

vials of genetic code in different colors in a line

Statement on the objectives and use of genetic data in the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) of DIW Berlin (German Institute for...

Françoise Baylis

“Why is it that we think we can just take everything, everything, and modify it for ourselves?” asks Françoise...

A poster for transhumanism

"transhuman" by new 1lluminati is licensed under CC BY 2.0

“It’s as if they want to build...

a magnifying glass over a silhouette of a pregnant stomach showing a dna helix

At least one private company has begun offering services to allow parents undergoing in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to screen embryos for...

Perspectives

A stellar panel discussed how to bring a broader and more critical understanding of equity into current societal and public...

a photo of Alice Wong's book Year of the Tiger

Vintage Press, book design by Debbie Glasserman

Alice Wong was born with muscular dystrophy, which hampered her ability to walk...

a photo of a commemorative monument in Tulsa on Black Wall Street, site of the Tulsa Race Massacre

Wesley Fryer on Flickr

On the night of May 31, 1921, a white mob descended on the affluent Black neighborhood...

a photo of Dorothy Roberts in front of a building with her arms crossed

One day in 2006, Dorothy Roberts went in for a conference with her youngest son’s teacher. The boy, said the...