The unintended consequences of animal gene editing. Unintended effects have included enlarged rabbit tongues and extra pig vertebrae, as bioethicists warn of hubris

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God and the Genome

October 13, 2016

Is the human genome sacred? Does editing it violate the idea that we’re made in God’s image or, perhaps worse, allow us to “play God”?

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Sentient machines are a greater threat to humanity than climate change, according to Oxford philosopher Nick Bostrom

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In April, an influential group of scientists recommended that scientists hold off germline editing until the implications are better known. STAT asked experts, including our Debra Mathews, for their take. Here’s what they said.

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Impositions upon the agency of individuals are generally suspect, but they become even more morally perilous when that imposition is being justified as necessary medical care

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