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First Monkeys with Autism Created in China
They spin in their cages and don’t interact. The scientists who created autistic monkeys say they’ll now try to cure them.
January 25, 2016
23andMe Pulls Off Massive Crowdsourced Depression Study
Trove of consumer gene data yields breakthrough in search for depression genes.
August 1, 2016
Engineering the Perfect Baby
Scientists are developing ways to edit the DNA of tomorrow’s children. Should they stop before it’s too late?
March 5, 2015
Human-Animal Chimeras Are Gestating on U.S. Research Farms
A radical new approach to generating human organs is to grow them inside pigs or sheep.
January 6, 2016
Top U.S. Intelligence Official Calls Gene Editing a WMD Threat
Easy to use. Hard to control. The intelligence community now sees CRISPR as a threat to national safety.
February 9, 2016