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The techno-utopian credos known as “effective altruism”...

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The lone volunteer in a unique study involving a gene-editing technique has died, and those behind the trial are now...

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There are dozens of “Karbaat children” in the Netherlands. Their biological father is Jan Karbaat, a Dutch fertility doctor who...

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Weeks after Valeria Schenkel took an experimental drug named after her, the daily seizures that had afflicted her from birth...

Policies

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Democrat John Fetterman’s performance in Pennsylvania’s lone Senate debate provoked intense discussions about his fitness...

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Trying to decide on a sperm donor means sorting through a dizzying amount of information.

Log onto the site of...

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Disclaimer:  I attended and presented at this meeting, as discussed in the column. The views expressed are mine alone...

Three UK advocacy organizations have recently released substantial publications about genetically modified food crops that critically assess their impacts and...

Society

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Around lunchtime on a warm March day in 1999, Kathleen Folbigg went to check on her sleeping 18-month-old daughter and...

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The first time I remember hearing the words “biology’s century,” it was a sales pitch.

I was standing by the...

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Nature has published a special issue on racism and science, which includes this article.

Earlier this year, we...

Memorial at Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum, Israel

Ken Burns’s recently released film, The US and the Holocaust, is, as anticipated, an excellent addition to his growing...

Perspectives

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According to a recent article in the Sun on Sunday, an unnamed Tory minister is of the view that...

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TreVaughn Roach-Carter had been waiting to donate his sperm for nearly two years in early 2020 when he visited the...

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Every night a little after 1 a.m., following her shift as a guard at a women’s prison, Reese Brooks...

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For a quarter of a century, Dr. Lisa Iezzoni, a professor of medicine at Harvard, has heard the same story...