Biotechnology is the industry that uses the molecules of life (DNA, RNA, and proteins mostly) to treat and diagnose disease. We report on the latest biomedical science and technological research.


Here are some actual facts about George Church’s DNA dating company

It’s called Digid8 and will try to use your genes to make sure you never meet the wrong person.

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China’s CRISPR babies: Read exclusive excerpts from the unseen original research

He Jiankui’s manuscript shows how he ignored ethical and scientific norms in creating the gene-edited twins Lulu and Nana.

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Why the paper on the CRISPR babies stayed secret for so long

The report describing the creation of the world’s first gene-edited babies creates an ethical quandary for scientific journals.

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Opinion: We need to know what happened to CRISPR twins Lulu and Nana

The unpublished research paper by He Jiankui about the creation of the babies shows proof of attempted gene editing gone awry.

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