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Details of First Three-Parent IVF Revealed
Bob Grant | Apr 3, 2017
The team that oversaw the first use of mitochondrial replacement therapy that resulted in a live birth has published an account of the procedure.
Researchers Argue for “Embryoid” Ethics Revamp
Bob Grant | Mar 22, 2017
Scientists issue a call to reconsider the rules governing the creation of tissues, organs, and other structures made possible by recent advances in synthetic biology.
San People Write Ethical Code for Research
Jef Akst | Mar 21, 2017
With lifestyles similar to our hunter-gatherer ancestors, the San people of Southern Africa are popular study subjects.
U.K. Moves Forward With Three-Parent IVF
Bob Grant | Mar 20, 2017
The country’s fertility regulator has approved the first application to carry out mitochondrial replacement therapy, which uses biological material from two women and one man to create an embryo.
The Past and Present of Research Integrity in China
Ben Andrew Henry | Mar 1, 2017
Several initiatives aim to improve research integrity in the country, but recent high-profile cases of misconduct highlight a lingering problem.
National Academies: Germline Editing Should be Permitted
Diana Kwon | Feb 14, 2017
An international committee says scientists should be allowed to modify human embryos as long as strict oversight criteria are met.
Gene Drives and Other Controversies
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2017
control; three-parent babies; the PhD glut
Ben Andrew Henry | Jan 1, 2017
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2017 issue of
Opinion: An Ethical Code for Conferences
Wolf B. Frommer | Dec 2, 2016
This fundamental form of scientific communication is threatened by modern recording technology and researchers who refuse to adhere to an age-old ethical code.
Is Medicine Ready for Clinical CRISPR?
John Parrington | Dec 1, 2016
Using precision genome editing to treat or prevent human disease may require several leaps of faith.