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By Donna Dickenson - Aug 08,2018
LONDON — On July 17, the United Kingdom’s influential Nuffield Council on Bioethics implicitly endorsed “heritable genome editing”, declaring the practice of altering the DNA of a human embryo “morally permissible” under certain circumstances.
By Donna Dickenson - Sep 25,2014
As the Ebola virus grips an unprecedentedly wide swathe of Africa, many are asking whether it is time to begin administering untested drugs and vaccines. Given that the disease can kill up to 90 per cent of its victims — higher than the mortality rate from the bubonic plag
By Donna Dickenson - Feb 08,2014
“Your genetic information should be controlled by you,” declares an advertisement for the American direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic-testing firm 23andMe. Amid the current furore over electronic eavesdropping, the notion that individuals should decide who can access t


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