Experiments in mice suggest that the technology has a long way to go before being used for pest control in the wild

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A gene-editing technology that is being explored by scientists worldwide as a way of removing and replacing gene defects might inadvertently increase cancer risk in cells, scientists warned on Monday

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If we decide to use it. The debate over whether to use genetically modified mosquitoes to fight malaria, explained

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To feed the burgeoning human population, it is vital that the world figures out ways to boost food production. Increasing crop yields through conventional plant breeding is inefficient – the outcomes are unpredictable and it can take years to decades to create a new strain. On the other hand, powerful genetically modified plant technologies can quickly yield new plant varieties, but their adoption has been controversial

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Ethics in Chemistry

May 18, 2018

Nina Notman asks whether chemists should be giving more consideration to the ethics of their research. With comments from our Alan Regenberg

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Authors, including our Jeremy Sugarman, offer a call to action, ‘Companies that develop and distribute tools for genome editing have a responsibility to construct and implement policies and procedures to protect the integrity of science, to educate their employees to make certain that all research conducted within the company adheres to the highest ethical standards’

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Editing DNA may be par for the course in Chris Schramm’s genetics class at Waubonsie Valley High School, but so are discussions on the bioethics of that ability

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Does ‘Rampage’ get the science of CRISPR right?

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