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‘Jurassic World’ scientists still haven’t learned that just because you can...

Andrew Maynard, Arizona State University “Jurassic World: Dominion” is hyperbolic Hollywood entertainment at its best, with an action-packed storyline...

Genetic GPS system of animal development explains why limbs grow from...

Ethan Bier, University of California San Diego Why do human look like humans, rather than like chimps? Although we...

CRISPR can help combat the troubling immune response against gene therapy

Samira Kiani, University of Pittsburgh One of the major challenges facing gene therapy - a way to treat disease by replacing a patient’s defective genes...

Ethicists: We need more flexible tools for evaluating gene-edited food

Christopher J. Preston, The University of Montana and Trine Antonsen, University of Tromsø Is there now a way to genetically engineer crops to create food...

Rogue science strikes again: The case of the first gene-edited babies

G. Owen Schaefer, National University of Singapore The idea of scientists tinkering with the genes of babies was once the provenance of science fiction, but...

Genetically modified mosquitoes may be best weapon for curbing disease transmission

Jason Rasgon, Pennsylvania State University Mosquitoes are some of the most deadly creatures on the planet. They carry viruses, bacteria and parasites, which they transmit...

Editing human embryos with CRISPR is moving ahead – now’s the...

Jessica Berg, Case Western Reserve University The announcement by researchers in Portland, Oregon that they’ve successfully modified the genetic material of a human embryo took...

To fight Zika, let’s genetically modify mosquitoes – the old-fashioned way

Jeffrey Powell, Yale University The near panic caused by the rapid spread of the Zika virus has brought new urgency to the question of how...

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Bandy X. Lee, Yale University Even though mental illness affects one in five adults – and depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide –...