February 13, 2019

Ebola Vaccine Offered in Exchange for Sex, Congo Taskforce Meeting Told

(The Guardian) – An unparalleled Ebola vaccination programme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has become engulfed in allegations of impropriety, amid claims that women are being asked for sexual favours in exchange for treatment. Research by several NGOs … Read More

February 8, 2019

Stanford Will Investigate Its Role in the Chinese CRISPR Baby Debacle

(MIT Technology Review) – Officials at Stanford University have opened an investigation into what several high-profile faculty members knew about a Chinese effort to create gene-edited babies led by a onetime researcher at the California school, He Jiankui. The investigation, … Read More

February 7, 2019

Chinese Bioethicists Respond to the Case of He Jiankui

(Hastings Center) – A preliminary investigation by Guangdong Province in China of He Jiankui, the scientist who created the world’s first gene-edited babies, found that “He had intentionally dodged supervision, raised funds and organized researchers on his own to carry … Read More

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