Companies are racing to develop real chicken, fish, and beef that don’t require killing animals. Here’s what’s standing in their way

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Hank Greely writes, When He Jiankui announced the birth of twin girls whose DNA he had modified … he justified his actions on the ground that he had given the two girls lifetime immunity from HIV infection. … Not only was He ethically wrong in doing this work, but its scientific basis was even weaker than generally recognized.

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A procedure called mitochondrial replacement therapy could eliminate devastating diseases. It would not enable parents to ‘design’ their children

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The Privacy Project

April 15, 2019

Boundaries of privacy are in dispute, and its future is in doubt. Citizens, politicians and business leaders are asking if societies are making the wisest tradeoffs. The Times is embarking on this project to explore the technology and where it’s taking us, and to convene debate about how it can best help realize human potential

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Stanford is investigating Stephen Quake, a professor of biotechnology, because of his interaction with He Jiankui, the scientist behind the first gene-edited babies. “I hold myself to high ethical standards,” said Dr. Quake, who was once Dr. He’s academic adviser

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Yes, it’s as scary as it sounds. Some are calling the Chinese experiment “an ethical nightmare.”

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University College Hospital in London created an algorithm using records from 22,000 appointments for MRI scans, allowing it to identify 90% of those patients who would turn out to be no-shows

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Salmon on psychotropics, platypuses on prozac, and other strange tales from the wild

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