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Call for Germline Editing Moratorium
Call for Germline Editing Moratorium
Jef Akst | Mar 13, 2015
In response to speculation that groups have edited the DNA of human embryos, researchers request that gene editing of human reproductive cells be halted.
Toward Lab-Grown Gametes
Toward Lab-Grown Gametes
Tracy Vence | Dec 30, 2014
From stem cells, scientists generate early egg- and sperm-like cells in vitro.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 12, 2014
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Opinion: Marine Canaries in the Coalmine
Opinion: Marine Canaries in the Coalmine
John E. Elliot, Kyle H. Elliot | Jul 18, 2013
Seabirds can serve as indicators of pollution.
Treating Egg Allergies with Eggs
Hayley Dunning | Jul 19, 2012
Introducing tiny amounts of powdered egg into the diets of allergic children can cure the affliction.
Test-Tube Zoo Babies
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2012
A National Zoo researcher works to perfect gamete preservation and in vitro fertilization techniques in order to better manage endangered populations.
Preserving Endangered Gametes
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2012
Pierre Comizzoli, a reproductive physiologist at the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, chats about his efforts to rescue endangered species from extinction using in vitro fertilization as well as novel gamete preservation techniques.