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A GMO is an organism that has had its DNA altered or modified in some way through genetic engineering.
Gene editing allows scientists to change gene sequences by adding, replacing or removing sections of DNA. This animation explains how this technology works.
Behind the revolutionary new CRISPR technology
To date, scientists have engineered bacteria that produce medication-grade drugs, crops with built-in pesticides, and beagles that glow in the dark.
Technologies to select certain traits in children need to be evaluated for safety and for their ethical concerns, a new article argues.
What to think about when you're thinking about making a genetically modified baby.
The world is on the brink of another revolution: In vitro gametogenesis, or IVG, would allow doctors to develop both eggs and sperm from nothing but skin cells.
Scientists are developing ways to edit the DNA of tomorrow’s children. Should they stop before it’s too late?
With the advent of extended embryo screening startups for the diagnosis of genetic disorders to design designer babies, comes new ethical considerations.
John Harris probes a study on the science and ethics of genome editing.
Scientists have recently been reporting big advances in the ability to tweak the genes of living organisms, including people. But some question the ethics of doing that.
In 2016, cloning a person remains something scientists cannot do.
Spark Therapeutics is turning gene-therapy experiments into real drugs.
Imagine a world in which people look like weight lifters even though they've never set foot in a weight room, where 80-year-old seniors have muscles as strong as those of twentysomething adults.
Mankind has been manipulating genetics for thousands of years.
A highly anticipated scientific conference happened last week in Washington, D.C. Leading scientists gathered together to discuss the promise and possible problems of gene editing.
Our genes set the pattern for many aspects of our lives, from hair and skin color to our likelihood to contract certain diseases. If we are able to save future generations from illnesses through gene editing, we should use that tool to stop suffering. But we should set limits on how that technology is used.