A new video from Jill Rosenbaum at Retro Report, in association with American Experience, premiering on The Atlantic today, depicts some major bioethics quandaries that have resulted from advances in genetic screening technology. Watch now

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CRISPR Conversation Starter

January 21, 2016

Our Alan Regenberg talks with Chemistry World about the ethics of human gene editing

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The Crispr Quandary

November 10, 2015

A new gene-editing tool might create an ethical morass — or it might make revising nature seem natural

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Gene editing could correct genetic mutations for serious illnesses. Will it also create a new eugenics of personal choice?

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Victims will be paid $25,000 (£16,000) following a legal fight by campaigners. Along with more than 30 other US states, Virginia once operated a sterilisation programme for individuals deemed undesirable or mentally unsound. More than 8,000 Virginians were operated on between the 1920s and 1970s

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