A visit to a facility in Guangdong province, where researchers are tinkering with monkey brains in order to understand the most severe forms of autism. With comments from our Jeffrey Kahn

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With the conclusion of the International Summit on Human Gene Editing, the second component of the Initiative began: a study of the scientific underpinnings of human gene-editing technologies, their potential use in biomedical research and medicine — including human germline editing — and the clinical, ethical, legal, and social implications of their use. Read the results of this study now. Committee includes our Jeffrey Kahn

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Jeffrey Kahn, a Johns Hopkins bioethicist who chaired the Institute of Medicine’s chimpanzee review, floated the possibility of a similar review for other primate research. Responding to a comment about the necessity of that research, Kahn noted that similar claims had been made about chimp experiments

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Three Parents

November 7, 2016

Why are bioethicists thinking about the recent birth of a three parent child? Elizabeth Tracey speaks with our Jeffrey Kahn

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A new consensus report issued by the Institute of Medicine finds that research into mitochondrial replacement techniques (MRTs), where an embryo has genetic information from three people, is “ethically permissible,” and should be allowed to move forward under limited conditions. With comments from our Jeffrey Kahn, chair of the IOM committee

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When women have defective mitochondria, their children can inherit terrible, sometimes fatal problems. A new technology could help. PBS News Hour learns more from our Jeffrey Kahn

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NIH to fund a cache of brain tissue and online data in place of live-animal experimentation. With comments from our Jeffrey Kahn

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