February 1, 2016

UK Scientists Gain Licence to Edit Genes in Human Embryos

(Nature) – Scientists in London have been granted permission to edit the genomes of human embryos for research, UK fertility regulators announced. The 1 February approval by the UK Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) represents the world’s first endorsement of such … Read More

January 29, 2016

“Runaway Grand Jury” Indicted Anti-Abortion Activists, Says Their Lawyer

(CBS News) – An attorney for two anti-abortion activists facing charges after making undercover videos about Planned Parenthood says the activists were indicted by a “runaway grand jury.” The Houston grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of misusing fetal tissue and … Read More

January 27, 2016

A New Edition of Scientific American Is Now Available

Scientific American (vol. 314, no. 2, 2016) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Beware Prenatal Gene Screens” “Even Genius Needs a Benefactor” by Nathan Myhrvold “Talk Therapy” by Anne Pycha “For Sale: Your Medical Records” by Adam Tanner “Bitter … Read More

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