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Opinion: Should we use gene editing to produce disease-free babies? A scientist who helped discover CRISPR weighs in.
Researchers recently reported that they were able to edit human embryos to fix a dangerous mutation. The technology is inching closer to reality, so we need to take a stand, says biochemist Jennifer Doudna.
Posted Aug 2017
The promising and perilous science of gene editing
A new technology that goes by the ungainly name of CRISPR-Cas9 could change the human genome for generations. Here's why its inventor is trying to press pause.
Posted Oct 2015
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Need to know: About Facebook’s emotional contagion study
Ready to go beyond this week's headlines? 5 primary sources worth reading next -- about Facebook, research ethics, and data policy changes.
Posted Jul 2014