December 6, 2018

17 Women Sue Columbia University, Its Hospitals, Claim “Massive Coverup” of Doctor’s Sex Abuse

(CBS News) – Seventeen women filed suit Tuesday against Columbia University and its associated hospitals, claiming the institutions committed negligence and fraud as part of a “massive coverup” of an obstetrician’s sexual abuse of patients for more than 20 years. … Read More

December 6, 2018

‘CRISPR Babies’ Lab Asked U.S. Scientist for Help to Disable Cholesterol Gene in Human Embryos

(STAT News) – The birth announcement made Musunuru dig out his old emails — which he shared with STAT — and do some sleuthing. The University of Pennsylvania researcher quickly found that the student, Feifei Cheng, worked with He and … Read More

December 3, 2018

Despite CRISPR Baby Controversy, Harvard University Will Begin Gene-Editing Sperm

(MIT Technology Review) – In the wild uproar around an experiment in China that claimed to have created twin girls whose genes were altered to protect them from HIV, there’s something worth knowing—research to improve the next generation of humans … Read More

December 3, 2018

‘They Will Be Studied for the Rest of Their Lives.’ How China’s Gene-Edited Twins Could Be Forever Changed by Controversial CRISPR Work

(TIME) – “The implications go beyond just these twins,” says Dr. Kiran Musunuru, professor of cardiovascular medicine and genetics at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. “If we talk about the sanctity of human life, and the inherent dignity … Read More

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