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GMH: Genetically Modified Humans?

In addition to the ethical questions and the serious unintended health consequences, this would also open the door to patenting human DNA. Action Alert! Late last month, a group of Chinese scientists published a study that tried to answer the question, “Is it possible to edit the genetic makeup of human embryos?” It’s a question that has occupied scientists and medical researchers for …

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World’s first genetically modified human embryo raises ethical concern – by Hannah Brown

The genetic modification of humans make many people feel very uncomfortable. Credit: Tatiana Vdb/Manuel/Flickr, CC BY It all started with a rumour. Then just six weeks ago, a warning rang out in the scientific journal Nature, expressing “grave concerns regarding the ethical and safety implications” of creating the world’s first genetically-modified human embryo. Then last week, a Chinese group from Sun Yat-sen …

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Extinct frog resurrected with ‘de-extinction’ technology

An Australian science project to resurrect an extinct frog species has been named one of the world’s best inventions. The Lazarus Project centres on a genome technology developed by researchers from the University of Newcastle. It was included in Time magazine’s 25 Best Inventions of the Year 2013 list because it has been successfully used to bring back to life …