February 17, 2017

The Public Should Have a Say in Allowing Modification of Our Germline Genetic Code

(Scientific American) – The report suggests limitations on genetic engineering to the heritable “germline” code of embryos, or even earlier upstream in the process, sperm and ovum, which convey information passed on to subsequent generations. However, the report appears to … Read More

January 26, 2017

We’ve Created Human-Pig Chimeras–But We Haven’t Weighed the Ethics

(STAT News) – I’m worried about a new paper in the journal Cell that details the creation of a human-pig chimera. As a neuroscientist, I appreciate groundbreaking research at a purely scientific level and understand the hard work that goes … Read More

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