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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Rogue science

Science | China says He Jiankui deliberately skirted the law with gene-editing experiment
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/24/19, 03:59 pm

The Chinese scientist who produced the first genetically altered babies sidestepped regulations, dodged supervision, and forged fake ethical review documents, investigators said this week. The Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen fired physicist He Jiankui after Chinese government officials disclosed on Monday the preliminary findings of their investigation into his controversial experiment, state news agency Xinhua reported.

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Alzheimer’s opening?

Science | Dementia gets the ultrasound treatment
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/17/19, 01:58 pm

Australian researchers say they are ready to begin testing a promising new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease. The technique, which involves guided ultrasound, could hold out hope for the 44 million people worldwide who suffer from the progressive brain disorder.

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Uterine transplants on demand?

Science | Advances in the procedure could make it more accessible
by Julie Borg
Posted 1/17/19, 01:15 pm

A new method for performing uterine transplants could make pregnancy possible for more women but also raises ethical concerns. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden just announced the first pregnancy in a woman who received a donor uterus harvested through robot-assisted surgery.

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