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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.
Consilience, Episode 1: Smarty Plants
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 13, 2017
A conversation with plant biologists on the age-old dispute over the similarities and differences between plants and animals.
Life Science Controversies of 2016
Bob Grant, Jef Akst, Tracy Vence | Dec 23, 2016
This year, the developers of CRISPR gene-editing technology argued over patent rights, a researcher fought to unmask anonymous PubPeer commenters, US regulators considered “three-parent” babies, and troubles continued for Theranos.
NIH Reveals Plan to Fund Human-Animal Chimeras
Kerry Grens | Aug 4, 2016
The public gets to weigh in before the US government lifts its ban on such research.
Latest on Disputed “Youthful” Protein
Kerry Grens | Apr 4, 2016
Studies reach conflicting conclusions on GDF11 as a rejuvenating factor.
Chris Tachibana | Feb 1, 2016
Is the public dissection of zoo animals a boon to research and education, a PR nightmare, or both?
Giraffe in Half
Staff | Feb 1, 2016
Watch footage from the public dissection of Marius, the young giraffe at the Copenhagen Zoo who was ultimately fed to predators at the facility. (CAUTION: GRAPHIC IMAGES)
Scientific Misconduct: Red Flags
John R. Thomas Jr. | Dec 1, 2015
Warning signs that scandal might be brewing in your lab
Lab-Made Coronavirus Triggers Debate
Jef Akst | Nov 16, 2015
The creation of a chimeric SARS-like virus has scientists discussing the risks of gain-of-function research.
European Brain Project Extended
Bob Grant | Nov 3, 2015
The European Commission has agreed to add three years of funding to the Human Brain Project, which has had its detractors since launching in 2013.