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Hot Off the Presses

By | August 1, 2016

Idiot Brain, Wild Sex, Why Diets Make Us Fat, and The Ethics of Invention

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Considering Gene Editing

By | July 12, 2016

An international committee continues its investigation into the ethical and social considerations of precision DNA editing technology with a public meeting held this morning in Washington, DC.

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Notable Science Quotes

By | July 1, 2016

Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics

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“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled

By | June 2, 2016

A proposal to synthesize entire genomes—the subject of a controversial, invitation-only meeting at Harvard last month—is formally presented in Science.

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Secret Genome Meeting

By | May 16, 2016

A closed-door gathering at Harvard last week hosted researchers talking about synthesizing entire genomes, including that of humans. 

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Getting Animal Research Right

By | March 1, 2016

Regulatory and compliance expectations for animal-based research are demanding, while public and political scrutiny of animal research is rising.

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Things That Go Bump

By | March 1, 2016

Scientists still don’t know why animals sleep or how to define the ubiquitous behavior.

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Embryo Editing Gets Green Light in U.K.

By | February 2, 2016

Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London will use CRISPR/Cas9 to modify genes in early human embryos.

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Speaking of Science

By | January 1, 2016

January 2016's selection of notable quotes

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The Scientist on The Pulse, December 4

By | December 4, 2015

Are precision gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR, ready for prime time?

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