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The Cleveland Fertility Clinic Embryo Failure Is Actually Far Worse Than Originally Thought

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

Swedish Scientist May Be First In The World To Edit Healthy Human Embryo Genes

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

Breakthrough In Human Embryo Research To Shed Light On Birth Defects And Pregnancy Loss

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 Edit Genes Of Human Embryos For The Second Time

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

International Group Says Embryo Gene Modification Research Should Be Explored

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

Chinese Scientists Genetically Modify Human Embryos In A Divided World

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

Genetically Modified Embryos In China Draw Criticism From Scientists

Research on human embryo editing faces a lot of criticism. Many scientists believe that such studies are unethical.

Life April 24, 2015

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