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The international summit on human gene editing

Charis Thompson, chair, Gender and Women's Studies | December 7, 2015

An International Summit on Human Gene Editing, co-hosted by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine, the UK’s Royal Society and the Chinese Academy of Sciences, took place Dec. 1 to 3, 2015. We speakers were charged with addressing the scientific and ethical challenges posed by the new accurate and accessible genome … Continue reading »

Thinking under the influenza

Fyodor Urnov, associate adjunct professor, molecular and cell biology | January 20, 2014

It is flu season, and an opportunity to, first, remind ourselves that in 1918-19 the virus killed approximately 30 million people, and to take appropriate precautions; second, ponder a general human weakness the disease name reflects. Symptoms of the flu include fever, aches and pains, headache, and weakness, so why is this condition called “influenza”? … Continue reading »