Tagged: embryos

Genome-edited babies – what’s the worry? (#1) - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Dec 03, 2018

He Jiankui’s[1] experiment has brought the world’s first deliberately gene-edited babies into the world, twins nicknamed Nana and Lulu. He edited the DNA of their embryos, hoping to make them resistant to infection by HIV. I see a lot of people writing comments like, “Genome-edited babies – what’s the worry? We’re going to start it sometime. We can start here.” … Read More

The Curious Case of Stem Cells - News

Guest Author Dec 19, 2017

Much like Benjamin Button, mature cells may soon be able to revert to a state earlier in their development – one where they can become any cell type. New research in Australia,published by the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, has moved us one step forward in the effort to produce these induced pluripotent stem cells … Read More