Fertility Clinics Sought Advice from Scientist Who CRISPRed Babies
Fertility Clinics Sought Advice from Scientist Who CRISPRed Babies
Emails reveal that a facility in Dubai and others have asked geneticist He Jiankui for help in gene-editing embryos.
Fertility Clinics Sought Advice from Scientist Who CRISPRed Babies
Fertility Clinics Sought Advice from Scientist Who CRISPRed Babies

Emails reveal that a facility in Dubai and others have asked geneticist He Jiankui for help in gene-editing embryos.

Emails reveal that a facility in Dubai and others have asked geneticist He Jiankui for help in gene-editing embryos.

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Lawmakers Push NIH to Reduce Nonhuman Primate Research
Lawmakers Push NIH to Reduce Nonhuman Primate Research
Chia-Yi Hou | May 10, 2019
A spending bill approved by a House committee would require the agency to “accelerate” the replacement of nonhuman primates in laboratories starting in October.
Opinion: How to Define Life
Opinion: How to Define Life
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | May 2, 2019
As artificial life forms become more sophisticated, we propose a simple list of criteria to determine whether synthetic biological organisms and robots are living beings.
Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Bioethicists Concerned over Japan’s Chimera Embryo Regulations
Katarina Zimmer | Apr 4, 2019
Many researchers see the move to relax the rules as a welcome change, yet some are worried the revisions don’t take public concerns enough into consideration.
WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans
WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans
Catherine Offord | Mar 20, 2019
The advisors’ recommendations follow news of ethically dubious gene-editing work carried out by He Jiankui late last year.
Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis
Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis
John D. Loike, Martin Grumet | Mar 7, 2019
Uncertainties about the cells’ risk profiles and the potential for hyping unproven therapies mean scientists and the media must tread carefully.
China Proposes New Gene-Editing Regulations
China Proposes New Gene-Editing Regulations
Jef Akst | Feb 27, 2019
After the controversy of a Chinese scientist who was involved in editing the genomes of twin girls, the country puts forth tighter guidelines.
CRISPR Babies Trial May Have Been Government Funded
CRISPR Babies Trial May Have Been Government Funded
Shawna Williams | Feb 25, 2019
Documents about the experiment challenge a Chinese government investigation’s finding that He Jiankui mostly acted alone.
The US Scientists Who Knew About CRISPRed Babies
The US Scientists Who Knew About CRISPRed Babies
Shawna Williams | Jan 29, 2019
Multiple researchers were aware of He Jiankui’s clinical trial before the news became public in November.
Clones Made of CRISPRed Monkeys
Clones Made of CRISPRed Monkeys
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 25, 2019
Researchers edited macaque embryos to induce symptoms of sleep disorders and chose one animal to clone. A bioethicist questions the study’s appropriateness.