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bioethics

The Long View On Gene Editing

It began as an effort to understand how microbes fight viral infections. Within their chromosomes bacteria store snippets of DNA taken from the viruses they encounter. These fragments, which ...

CRISPR’s unwanted anniversary

There are key moments in the history of every disruptive technology that can make or break its public perception and acceptance. For CRISPR-based genome editing, such a moment occurred ...

From IVF to Gene Surgery

The first “test-tube baby” is now more than 40 years old, and all is well with her. Millions more babies have followed by means of in vitro fertilization, or ...

Five myths about gene editing

CRISPR’s breakthrough made headlines. But are we ready to engineer designer babies? Gene editing made great strides this month when scientists reported success using a technique called CRISPR — Clustered Regularly Interspaced ...

Want to Change Your DNA?

Biochemist Jennifer Doudna discusses cutting-edge DNA technology that enables the editing of the human genome. It also adds to a growing list of current ethical issues faced by researchers. Growing ...

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