“It’s easy to get on your high horse when you’re not in our position,” she said. “If editing an IVF embryo is the best option to mitigate the pain that a child would otherwise suffer, then give us the choice.”

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A new breakthrough now takes humankind closer than ever to developing the first complex artificial life. In a suite of seven new studies published Thursday in the journal Science, researchers from the Synthetic Yeast Genome Project report that they have successfully synthesized six of the 16 chromosomes that comprise the entire genome of yeast

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Cattle that can crank out human antibodies are being tested as a first line of defense against infectious diseases

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