Panel Lays Out Guidelines for CRISPR-Edited Human Embryos
Panel Lays Out Guidelines for CRISPR-Edited Human Embryos
The International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing claims the technology is still too risky for therapeutic use.
Panel Lays Out Guidelines for CRISPR-Edited Human Embryos
Panel Lays Out Guidelines for CRISPR-Edited Human Embryos

The International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing claims the technology is still too risky for therapeutic use.

The International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing claims the technology is still too risky for therapeutic use.

ethics
Self-Experimentation in the Time of COVID-19
Self-Experimentation in the Time of COVID-19
Amanda Heidt | Aug 6, 2020
Scientists are taking their own vaccines, an ethically murky practice that has a long and sometimes celebrated history in medicine.
Support for Vaccine Challenge Trials Gains Momentum
Support for Vaccine Challenge Trials Gains Momentum
Shawna Williams | May 11, 2020
The idea of deliberately infecting volunteers with SARS-CoV-2 has garnered significant attention as a potential avenue to speedier development, as the World Health Organization weighs in with recommendations.
Opinion: Public Health Trumps Privacy in a Pandemic
Opinion: Public Health Trumps Privacy in a Pandemic
John D. Loike, Ruth L. Fischbach | Apr 16, 2020
If governments were to use SARS-CoV-2 antibody tests to manage who can re-enter the workplace, society must accept a sacrifice of privacy.
Opinion: Ethically Accessing Experimental Therapies for COVID-19
Opinion: Ethically Accessing Experimental Therapies for COVID-19
John D. Loike and Jennifer E. Miller | Apr 8, 2020
In the midst of a pandemic, individual patients are not always the focus of the ethics discussions.
Cloning Scientist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Cloning Scientist Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison
Jef Akst | Jan 14, 2020
More than five years after his arrest, Li Ning of China Agricultural University is convicted of stealing nearly $5 million of grant money.
<em>ProPublica</em> Creates Database of Researchers&rsquo; Conflicts of Interest
ProPublica Creates Database of Researchers’ Conflicts of Interest
Jef Akst | Dec 9, 2019
The nonprofit newsroom has collected more than 29,000 disclosures of faculty members’ outside income, but they represent just the tip of the iceberg.
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
China Is Using DNA from Uighurs to Predict Physical Features
Catherine Offord | Dec 3, 2019
An investigation reveals that the government is developing technology to try to reconstruct a person’s appearance based on a genetic sample, raising concerns for the rights of Muslim minority groups in the country.
Selecting Embryos for IQ, Height Not Currently Practical: Study
Selecting Embryos for IQ, Height Not Currently Practical: Study
Shawna Williams | Nov 21, 2019
Building simulations based on real genetic data, researchers conclude Gattaca-like tactics to choose the traits of future offspring would yield little payoff.
The Human Brain: Blessing and Curse
The Human Brain: Blessing and Curse
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2019
Our brains are mysterious, fragile, and mischievous. That’s what makes them fascinating.