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Curbing gene editing

Curbing gene editing

Chinese scientist He Jiankui announced he had produced the first gene-edited human babies nearly two years ago. The scientific world has reeled ever since, looking for ways to provide oversight for this controversial sector of science. Researchers have not perfected techniques to edit the genes

Turning People into Products

Turning People into Products

Thanks to a new technology in development called in vitro gametogenesis (IVG), in the near future any combination of donor parents—one woman, or two men, or three women and three men—may be able to have a child.  IVG would allow scientists to take the genetic matter

Penguin math

Penguin math

During harsh Antarctic winters, temperatures can drop to minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit with winds up to 87 miles per hour. To stay warm, emperor penguins squeeze together in compact huddles that can include thousands of birds. But it turns out they don’t bunch together randomly.

Disease Specialists Refute Report That Paints Churches as Breeding Grounds for COVID-19

Disease Specialists Refute Report That Paints Churches as Breeding Grounds for COVID-19

Infectious-disease specialists refuted a report that stated that COVID-19 has “infiltrated Sunday services, church meetings and youth camps,” linking more than 650 cases in the United States to “religious facilities.” The New York Times reported that “new outbreaks of the coronavirus are surging through churches across the