A baby with incandescent green eyes, a baby stamped with a bar code, another with a glowing gold brain: these are some of the images illustrating stories about the gene-edited twin girls born last November after the world learned of Chinese scientist He Jiankui’s controversial efforts to modify embryos

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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Science With Borders

January 14, 2019

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

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

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