Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
Despite a premature and ethically sketchy claim of genome editing in twin girls, an outright prohibition could blunt promising, responsible progress.
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos

Despite a premature and ethically sketchy claim of genome editing in twin girls, an outright prohibition could blunt promising, responsible progress.

Despite a premature and ethically sketchy claim of genome editing in twin girls, an outright prohibition could blunt promising, responsible progress.

genetics & genomics
Rice University Professor Helped Generate CRISPR’d Babies
Rice University Professor Helped Generate CRISPR’d Babies
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 27, 2018
The college has opened an investigation into Michael Deem’s involvement.
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Catherine Offord | Nov 26, 2018
He Jiankui says he has successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 to tweak the genes of twins born earlier this month. Some independent experts are dubious.
Image of the Day: Interloper Cells
Image of the Day: Interloper Cells
Ashley Yeager | Nov 16, 2018
In kidney organoids, brain and muscle cells also develop.
Company Offers Free Whole-Genome Sequencing for Data Sharers
Company Offers Free Whole-Genome Sequencing for Data Sharers
Shawna Williams | Nov 15, 2018
Nebula Genomics is among the first blockchain-based companies to reward users for contributing personal data for research.
Image of the Day: Single-Cell Surprises
Image of the Day: Single-Cell Surprises
Jef Akst | Nov 15, 2018
Researchers identify a new species of Hemimastigophora protist, and suggest the group should be promoted from a phylum to a supra-kingdom.

Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Linked with Depression
Genetic Predisposition to Obesity Linked with Depression
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 13, 2018
The variants associated with the mood disorder included those without metabolic risks, suggesting it is the psychological effects of obesity at play.
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
Opinion: The New Frontiers of Epigenetics
John D. Loike | Nov 12, 2018
Newly developed techniques could propel a field already advancing rapidly to complement modern medicine.
Ancient DNA Maps Early American Migrations in New Detail
Ancient DNA Maps Early American Migrations in New Detail
Ashley Yeager | Nov 8, 2018
Genetic information from dozens of individuals living 700 to 10,000 years ago reveals connections between Clovis and Native Americans and South Americans.
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Image of the Day: Shark Skin
Ashley Yeager | Nov 8, 2018
Fish scales follow a model famed computer scientist Alan Turing developed to describe patterns observed in other animals’ feathers, spines, and scales.