A recent article that appeared in the New York Times about DIY biology and biohacking, has sparked controversy and raises questions about biosecurity, and the regulation of synthetic biology.
A great look at the concerns over DIY Gene Editing in The New York Times.
George Church’s idea is to “have the body and mind of a 22-year-old but the experience of a 130-year-old,” and himself might be one of the first volunteers to try the approach in humans.
Technologies for amplifying, sequencing and matching DNA have created new opportunities in genomic science. But there are ethical and social implications.
In a rare move, the agency is looking into whether Southern Illinois University allowed experimental vaccine research to occur on university grounds—without safety precautions.
Many forensic science methods commonly used in criminal cases and portrayed in popular TV police dramas have never been scientifically validated and may lead to unjust verdicts, experts argue in a new editorial.
William French Anderson, one of the earliest pioneers of gene therapy, is set to be released from prison in the next month after nearly 12 years behind bars. He intends to resume a career in science.
Artificial human embryos could soon be on the horizon, but what will it mean? Well, arguably the potential of such a breakthrough could herald a new biological revolution.
23andMe CEO and co-founder Anne Wojcicki says consumers don’t need experts to interpret results from genetic risk tests, and compared the information her company offers to at-home pregnancy tests. But is it that simple?
The full benefit of using AI-tools to make predictions and take alternative actions can’t be realised without careful consideration of the accompanying ethical pitfalls, say researchers.
The HHS civil rights division refocuses on the rights of health care providers who have moral objections to treatments such as abortion or sterilization, alarming critics.