Southern Illinois University’s medical school has halted all herpes research, one of its most high-profile projects, amid growing controversy over a researcher’s unauthorized methods offshore and in the US

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People are starting to alter their own DNA with cheap, easy gene-editing technology. Is it time to regulate CRISPR?

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It’s a boy! A five-month-old boy is the first baby to be born using a new technique that incorporates DNA from three people, New Scientist can reveal. “This is great news and a huge deal,” says Dusko Ilic at King’s College London, who wasn’t involved in the work. “It’s revolutionary.”

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A disgraced stem cell scientist is facing preliminary charges of involuntary manslaughter in connection with two patients who died after windpipe transplants, Swedish prosecutors said Wednesday

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In secret chemical weapons experiments conducted during World War II, the U.S. military exposed thousands of American troops to mustard gas

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Op-Ed: Can it ever be ethical for companies or governments to experiment on their employees, customers or citizens without their consent? …Companies — and other powerful actors, including lawmakers, educators and doctors — “experiment” on us without our consent every time they implement a new policy, practice or product without knowing its consequences

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So why aren’t black celebrities, pastors and the NAACP screaming about this issue? Because, according to Dr. Carlton Haywood Jr. of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, a lot of this anti-vaccination movement is about class and choice, as much as it’s about race. “It’s true that blacks and Latinos are less likely to get immunized from diseases than whites, but a lot of that is about healthcare access”

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Medical homes are a simple, compelling idea: Give primary-care doctors resources to reduce preventable medical crises for diabetics, asthmatics and others with chronic illness — reducing hospital visits, improving lives and saving money

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