23andMe is hoping to donate DNA tests to help reunite the children and parents separated at the United States-Mexico border, raising ethical and legal concerns about data protection.
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Digital health devices have become invaluable tools for improving human health. However, could a pill carrying an inbuilt sensor dehumanize patients, reducing them to a digital readout?
Scientists are now genetically engineering monkeys using CRISPR in an attempt to understand how autism affects the brain.
A report published on Tuesday highlights the frightening extent of sexual harassment in STEM, showing that it remains prevalent and largely unchanged.
Leading cancer and gene therapy scientist, Inder Verma, has resigned from the Salk Insitute for Biological Studies in San Diego, California.
Singapore could become the second country to legalise MRT but they are considering a new method that differs from the two currently legal in the UK.
Japanese scientists now have permission to treat people who have heart disease with cells produced by a revolutionary reprogramming technique, which excites researchers. But some fear the therapy will be rushed to market.
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.