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CRISPR Dangers Highlight the Need for Continued Research on Human Gene Editing

The excitement and potential of CRISPR to treat severe genetic conditions by editing disease-causing DNA has taken an unexpected hit. A recent Wall Street Journal article highlighted the unexpected results from a CRIPSR study in which attempts to edit a human gene responsible for blindness resulted in the loss of the entire chromosome from the cells in the embryos. These results echo another study conducted in human cell lines published earlier in 2019. Continue reading

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Defining The Spectrum of “Normal”: What is a Disease?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series By Jennifer Carter-Johnson, JD, PhD The world of Gattaca once seemed a faraway place where some babies had genetic defects corrected before birth resulting in two classes within … Continue reading

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Misconceptions: Ethics and the Rejection of Reproductive Roulette

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series. For more information, click here. By Leonard Fleck, Ph.D. In a recent story in the New York Times, Gina Kolata reports the story of Amanda Kalinsky, age 30, who … Continue reading

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