Julie Borg

Julie is a clinical psychologist and writer who lives in Dayton, Ohio. She reports on science and intelligent design for WORLD Magazine and WORLD Digital.

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A scientist-outlaw awaits his sentence

Science | Colleagues reflect on the fate of the Chinese physicist who altered human embryos
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/10/19, 01:57 pm

A British news report this week raised the possibility that China might execute He Jiankui, the scientist who ignited a worldwide controversy in November when he announced he had engineered the world’s first genetically altered babies. But a Stanford University bioethicist who knows He told me the rumors about his harsh punishment aren’t entirely accurate.

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Pro-life in the lab

Science | Pro-life advocates praise the Trump administration’s agency-level ban on fetal tissue research
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/03/19, 12:39 pm

In September, the Trump administration quietly banned scientists employed by the National Institutes of Health from acquiring new human fetal tissue for research. As effects of the ban began to reach research labs later in the year, outraged critics claimed the restraint would impede necessary medical research, such as studies to find a cure for HIV and the Zika virus. But pro-life advocates greeted the measure as a much-needed move to protect the unborn: Fetal tissue for research is usually obtained from aborted fetuses.

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Discoveries and dilemmas

Science | Headlines in science point to the beauty of God’s creation, bring promising medical advances, and pose difficult questions
by Julie Borg
Posted 12/27/18, 12:38 pm

These past 12 months, bioengineers produced reams of research studies that continue to show the most efficient designs are those created by God. And researchers steeped in Darwinian evolution continued to make discoveries that pointed away from that theory and toward our great Creator.

Medical discoveries over the past year held the hope of new and better treatments for our ailments, but also brought new ethical challenges. And archaeological studies unearthed artifacts that uphold the truth of Biblical accounts.

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