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A New Edition of British Medical Bulletin Is Now Available

British Medical Bulletin (vol. 128, no. 1, 2018) is available online by subscription only. Articles include: “Ethics and Cloning” by Matti Häyry “Epigenetics: Ethics, Politics, Biosociality” by Luca Chiapperino  

Genetic Engineering and Human-Animal Hybrids: How China Is Leading a Global Split in Controversial Research

(The Conversation) – Yet if China is fast becoming the world capital of controversial science, it is not alone in producing it. More babies produced using the “CRISPR” gene-editing technology are now planned by a scientist in Russia, where another … Read More

Cloning’s Long Legacy–And Why It’ll Never Be Used on Humans

(Discover Magazine) – Those involved with the science around cloning agree. Prominent scientists involved in cloning say they’ve never had any intention of replicating a person — and are as wary of the idea as everyone else. Their research serves … Read More

Cloning Monkeys for Research Puts Humans on a Slippery Ethical Slope

(The Conversation) – It sounds like a good idea at face value – curing human disease is something most of us consider a priority. But there are some complex ethical issues at play here. First, there’s the ongoing question of how … Read More

Pet Cloning Is Bringing Human Cloning a Little Bit Closer

(MIT Technology Review) – Alarm bells went off in my head. Must wasn’t just cloning a pet. She was trying to preserve a lost child. It seemed awfully close to a real human cloning scenario, one in which a heartbroken … Read More

In a Scientific First, Cloned Monkeys Are Born. Will They Accelerate Biomedical Research?

(STAT News) – There have been mice and cows and pigs and camels, bunnies and bantengs and ferrets and dogs, but ever since Dolly the sheep became the first cloned mammal in 1996, the list has had a conspicuous hole: … Read More

Chinese Firm Clones Gene-Edited Dog in Bid to Treat Cardiovascular Disease

(CNN) – The pup was cloned from Apple, a different dog whose genome was edited to develop the disease atherosclerosis. With that genetic information now coded in, the disease — a leading cause of stroke and heart sickness — was … Read More

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