4,000 frozen eggs and embryos were destroyed after the alarm system of a storage tank in a Cleveland fertility clinic malfunctioned. Further investigation reveals a history of problems with the storage units.
Public Health March 28, 2018
Editing the genes of healthy human embryos is considered highly controversial. However, a scientist in Sweden announced that he is trying to edit such genes for research, according to NPR.
Biotech September 23, 2016
For the first time, researchers were able to grow human embryos outside the womb for almost two weeks. The breakthrough may provide scientists insight on why birth defects and miscarriage occur.
Medicine May 5, 2016
Chinese scientists have edited the genes of human embryos to help make them resistant to HIV infections. It is the second published experiment of its kind, but how did it fare using the controversial CRISPR technology?
Life April 12, 2016
Members of a multinational group of stem cell experts have urged the international community to allow studies on human genome modification to be conducted for its potential benefits to human health and basic research.
Life September 10, 2015
Should human embryos be custom-designed through genetic modification? The debate doesn't have a simple answer, but it does have many possible solutions.
April 27, 2015
Research on human embryo editing faces a lot of criticism. Many scientists believe that such studies are unethical.
Life April 24, 2015