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

February 15, 2017

Ethicists Advise Caution in Applying CRISPR Gene Editing to Humans

(The Washington Post) – The report did not recommend an absolute prohibition of gene editing on the human “germline” if such interventions can be proved safe. This would involve genetic changes to eggs, sperm or embryos that would persist in … Read More

February 14, 2017

A New Edition of Journal of Law and the Biosciences Is Now Available

Journal of Law and the Biosciences (vol. 3, no. 3, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Public Attitudes Toward Legally Coerced Biological Treatments of Criminals” by Colleen M. Berryessa, Jennifer A. Chandler, and Peter Reiner “Sperm Donor Anonymity … Read More

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