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CRISPR experts are calling for a global moratorium on heritable gene editing

CRISPR experts are calling for a global moratorium on heritable gene editing

After the first International Summit on Human Gene Editing in December 2015, a statement was released. The organizers were unanimous in agreeing that the creation of genetically modified children was “irresponsible” unless we knew for sure it was safe. Well, a fat …Continue reading

Want to know when you’re going to die?

It’s the ultimate unanswerable question we all face: When will I die? If we knew, would we live differently? So far, science has been no more accurate at predicting life span than a $10 fortune teller. But that’s starting to change. The …Continue reading

Your genome, on demand

An early 2018, it was estimated that over 12 million people had had their DNA analyzed by a direct-to-­consumer genetic test. A few months later, that number had grown to 17 million. Meanwhile, geneticists and data scientists have been improving our ability …Continue reading

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