“Gene-edited babies” in China. What has said the coinventor of CRISPR technique, Jennifer Doudna?

Jennifer Doudna said, “It is a matter of when and where the gene editing technology will be used in human embryos”. As we commented HERE a Chinese scientist claimed he has used the CRISPR gene-editing science to produce two infants who will be resistant to HIV...

Cocaine effects and overdose successfully treated with CRISPR gene editing in mice

Researchers at the University of Chicago have used the CRISPR gene editing tool to treat cocaine addiction in mice, and suggest that it will be feasible to use this treatment in people. Methodology. Producing an artificial enzyme  The study, published in Nature Biomedical...

Current knowledge does not justify universal genetic tests for newborns, scientists and ethicists affirms

As discussed in an article in The Lancet, Francis Collins, director of the United States National Institutes of Health – NIH, said in 2014 that “over the course of the next few decades, the availability of cheap, efficient DNA technology will lead to a medical...

DNA methylation is a sophisticated biological mechanism with objective implications in biology and medicine

An article in Lancet approaches the DNA  methylation (the incorporation of molecular “marks” on the DNA) who constitutes a marking system that holds instructions on how and when the genetic information contained in the DNA should be read. Unlike the genomic structure, which is...

The first genetically modified babies in China

A number of media outlets have reported the news: Chinese scientists produce genetically edited babies for the first time (see HERE and HERE. According to He Jiankui, the Chinese scientist responsible, his team has managed to obtain the first babies genetically modified in the...

The cryptic biological determinism of “sexual orientation”. Study on homosexual determinism

All attempts to demonstrate biological determinism of homosexuality lack sufficient rigour  The first thing to note is that sexual identity, defined by the sex of male or female, and sexual orientation, defined by the gender, are different things, although they sometimes tend to...

Fathered 200 children hoping that they would one day track one of them. Now he met a daughter

Worried he’d never have a family, Louis became a prolific sperm donor, hoping that his children would one day track him down.                                    ‘Louis’ with his daughter, Joyce Curiere, who traced him after getting a DNA test Louis used to cycle to the sperm...

The biological sexual identity is once again adopted by the American Administration

Is US Government official definition of sexual identity determined “on a biological basis grounded in science” a violation of transgender person rights? WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition...

Abortions have reached a historic low rate in the United States.The drop was especially pronounced among teenagers

American public opinion trend proves that the pro-life fight could win. See video the of the movement of millennials below in the US, perhaps the first country with increasing youth pro-life. Abortion rates in the U.S. have reached a historic low, according to new numbers...

Sex disparity on a continental scale. Male-heavy generation in China and India

In China and India, men outnumber women by 70 million. Both nations are belatedly trying to come to grips with the policies that created this male-heavy generation. Nothing like this has happened in human history. A combination of cultural preferences, government decree and...