bioethics
Hot Off the Presses
Hot Off the Presses
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2016
Idiot Brain, Wild Sex, Why Diets Make Us Fat, and The Ethics of Invention
Considering Gene Editing
Considering Gene Editing
Jef Akst | Jul 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.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jul 1, 2016
Human Genome Project-Write; viruses are alpha predators; Zika and the Olympics
“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled
“Human Genome Project-Write” Unveiled
Jef Akst | Jun 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.
Secret Genome Meeting
Secret Genome Meeting
Jef Akst | May 16, 2016
A closed-door gathering at Harvard last week hosted researchers talking about synthesizing entire genomes, including that of humans. 
Getting Animal Research Right
Getting Animal Research Right
Andrew Jefcoat | Mar 1, 2016
Regulatory and compliance expectations for animal-based research are demanding, while public and political scrutiny of animal research is rising.
Things That Go Bump
Things That Go Bump
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2016
Scientists still don’t know why animals sleep or how to define the ubiquitous behavior.
Embryo Editing Gets Green Light in U.K.
Embryo Editing Gets Green Light in U.K.
Bob Grant | Feb 2, 2016
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London will use CRISPR/Cas9 to modify genes in early human embryos.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
January 2016's selection of notable quotes
<em>The Scientist</em> on The Pulse, December 4
The Scientist on The Pulse, December 4
Jef Akst | Dec 4, 2015
Are precision gene editing technologies, such as CRISPR, ready for prime time?