February 21, 2019

Kenya’s Plan to Store Its Citizens’ DNA Is Facing Massive Resistance

(Quartz) – Seeking to build a central identification platform, Kenya is storing the fingerprints, eyes, faces, voices, DNA, and location of its nearly 50-million population, and linking the data to everything from identity cards to access to education, health, and … Read More

February 21, 2019

China’s CRISPR Twins Might Have Had Their Brains Inadvertently Enhanced

(MIT Technology Review) – Now, new research shows that the same alteration introduced into the girls’ DNA, to a gene called CCR5, not only makes mice smarter but also improves human brain recovery after stroke, and could be linked to … Read More

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