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As COVID-19 reveals the toll of discrimination, racism and inequality, a book skewers genetic reductionism.
Three studies showing large DNA deletions and reshuffling heighten safety concerns about heritable genome editing.
Consumer genomics company 23andMe wants to mine its database of millions of customers for clues to why the virus hits some people harder than others.
A new genetic engineering technology could help eliminate malaria and stave off extinctions - if humanity decides to unleash it.
When it comes to race, "It's always like 'O.K., but now we're going to start the lesson on peas,''' a biology teacher said. A study will test a new approach.
He Jiankui's original research, published for the first time, could have failed, scientists say.
Beijing's pursuit of control over a Muslim ethnic group pushes the rules of science and raises questions about consent.
The report describing the creation of the world’s first gene-edited babies creates an ethical quandary for scientific journals.
Mysterious 609-million-year-old balls of cells may be the oldest animal embryos - or something else entirely.
For years, researchers weren't exactly sure what to make of these extra loops of genetic material . That's quickly changing.
The gene-edited bull was a marvel, with calves who'd inherited his trait. But a surprise in his DNA ignited a scientific feud and doomed them all.
As parents increasingly ask for access to experimental drugs for their children, there are likely to be even more such pleas for genetic technologies.
Jaqueline Zhao and Tim Jackson discuss the new regulations for China in 2019, after the gene-editing scandal which created international headlines.
Gene therapy achieves a milestone. Novartis will sell the world’s most expensive drug, a treatment called Zolgensma to treat spinal muscular atrophy.
To the companies selling tests, the ever-evolving nature of ancestry reports is more of a feature than a bug. To consumers, it can mean an identity crisis.
The committee did not, however, explicitly recommend a moratorium on germline editing for reproduction, an issue that has divided genome editing experts.
The World Health Organization should also step up governance of human genome-editing research.
Eric Lander, Françoise Baylis, Feng Zhang, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Paul Berg and specialists from seven countries call for an international governance framework on genome editing.
If the documents are correct, they would raise doubts about the preliminary findings of a government investigation that He Jianqui acted mostly on his own.
Some U.S. researchers knew of a Chinese scientist's intentions to implant edited embryos but were unable to stop him. Now scientific institutions are trying to devise global safeguards.
Scientists dive into trove of insurance claims data to determine what causes most diseases.
Gene targeted for its role in HIV is linked to increased severity of other infectious diseases - and could affect learning in mice.
CRISPR is indeed an exciting and promising technology that's already affecting the lives of many people. That said, we should be cautious.
The alleged creation of the world's first gene-edited infants was full of technical errors and ethical blunders. Here are the 15 most damning details.
A leading scientist wants Chinese researchers to halt a project to create genetically modified children.
He Jiankui says he created twin girls whose genes were edited to make them resistant to HIV. Was that ethical? Or even legal?
The startling announcement by a Chinese scientist represents a controversial leap in the use of genome-editing.