Embryo Engineering Alarm

March 19, 2015

In 1975, the Asilomar conference center hosted a meeting where molecular biologists, physicians, and lawyers crafted guidelines for research that altered the DNA of living organisms. Now, scientists are calling for another Asilomar—this time to discuss the possibility of genetically engineered human beings

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What Pushes Scientists to Lie?

February 18, 2015

The disturbing but familiar story of Haruko Obokata. The spectacular fall of the Japanese scientist who claimed to have triggered stem cell abilities in regular body cells is not uncommon in the scientific community. The culprit: carelessness and hubris in the drive to make a historic discovery

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The scientist who once fraudulently claimed to have created embryonic stem cells matched to human patients and the one who really did it plan to conduct joint research, a Korean newspaper reported this morning. A Chinese regenerative medicine company will provide financial support, according to the account

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Judy Illes & Fabio Rossi: Gordie Howe’s pursuit of stem cell treatment aboard is an awakening for continued education and informed choice

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Our intern Saad Anjum on the confluence of pressures faced by stem cell scientists

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Should new technologies change the sport?

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