Host Bethany Brookshire leads a panel of three amazing guests to talk about the promise and perils of CRISPR, and what happens now that CRISPR babies have (maybe?) been born. Featuring science writer Tina Saey, molecular biologist Anne Simon, and bioethicist Alan Regenberg.

Quick Read

NIH Director Francis Collins writes, “Starting now, when I consider speaking invitations, I will expect a level playing field, where scientists of all backgrounds are evaluated fairly for speaking opportunities. If that attention to inclusiveness is not evident in the agenda, I will decline to take part.”

Quick Read

Developers of ‘Request a Woman Scientist’ hope that its 10,000 participants can help to boost gender diversity in scientific talks and in the media

Quick Read

Johns Hopkins experts, including our Jeffrey Kahn, discuss the issues raised by Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking novel. Media+Monsters: Two Centuries of Frankenstein takes place Wednesday, Oct 31, at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Parkway theater

Quick Read

Members of a government ethics panel have renewed their criticisms of a controversial study in which volunteers are to be deliberately infected with the Zika virus

Quick Read

If a peer-reviewed paper bears out the news story, “It’s one more step on the path to potential clinical application,” says bioethicist Jeffrey Kahn of Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, who served on a committee convened by the NASEM to address gene editing. The panel’s report earlier this year concluded that a clinical trial involving embryo editing would be ethically allowable under narrow circumstances.

Quick Read

Panel recommends scrapping proposed changes to ‘Common Rule’ on human-subjects research

Quick Read

‘The virus is winning hands down’ keynote speaker Michael Osterholm says, urges more action, investment in vaccine research. Panel included our Nancy Kass

Read More