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Two Charlies: Darwin vs. Hodge

Two Charlies: Darwin vs. Hodge

Feb. 12 was the birthdate of two extraordinary men: Abraham Lincoln, who helped America recognize the humanity of slaves, and Charles Darwin, who enslaved us to a dehumanizing theory. Neither was much of a theologian, but Lincoln may have gained faith during the Civil War,

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