Science & Tech

Rogue researcher

Science | New information surfaces about gene-edited babies
by Julie Borg
Posted 12/19/19, 10:47 am

A little more than a year after Chinese scientist He Jiankui startled the world by announcing he had produced the first gene-edited human babies, new and incriminating evidence against him has come to light.

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‘Faux’ embryos, real problems

Science | Regulations on baby-manufacturing are needed sooner, not later
by Julie Borg
Posted 12/12/19, 05:43 pm

Less than two years ago, scientists at Cambridge University in Britain announced they had engineered artificial mouse embryos from stem cells rather than from an egg and sperm. Ethicists warned the new technique would lead to the production of synthetic human embryos—and it did.

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University of Tübingen/Christoph Jäckle

Missing evidence

Science | A fossil of an alleged human ancestor undermines evolutionary theory
by Julie Borg
Posted 12/05/19, 03:35 pm

A fossil discovery in Germany defies the bedrock evolutionary belief that humans evolved from ancient, knuckle-walking apes in Africa.

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