The judge, state Supreme Court Justice John Colangelo, in March ordered that a hospital retrieve the sperm from 21-year-old Peter Zhu before he was taken off life support, following a request from his parents

Quick Read

Women at the Salk Institute say they faced a culture of marginalization and hostility. The numbers from other elite scientific institutions suggest they’re not alone

Quick Read

The Privacy Project

April 15, 2019

Boundaries of privacy are in dispute, and its future is in doubt. Citizens, politicians and business leaders are asking if societies are making the wisest tradeoffs. The Times is embarking on this project to explore the technology and where it’s taking us, and to convene debate about how it can best help realize human potential

Quick Read

The Osler Medical Symposium hosted a discussion titled “Medical Ethics: Privacy and Patient Rights”. Members of the symposium joined Cynda Rushton, a professor and member of the Berman Institute for Bioethics, and Veronica Robinson, great-granddaughter of Henrietta Lacks

Quick Read

Gene-edited ‘surrogate sires’ could help spread desirable traits rapidly in some livestock

Quick Read

Science With Borders

January 14, 2019

A debate over genetic sequences and national rights threatens to inhibit research

Quick Read

Prolonged social isolation can do severe, long-lasting damage to the brain

Quick Read

Animals like chimpanzees are autonomous beings with rich emotional lives, says animal rights lawyer Steven Wise. He’s working to get courts to recognize them as “legal persons” and grant them rights

Quick Read