Disputes over when life begins may block cutting-edge reproductive technologies like mitochondrial replacement therapies

The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett has implications for how assisted reproductive technologies, which can prevent the transmission of disease from parents to child, are regulated.

Diana Bowman, Associate Dean for International Engagement in the College of Law, Arizona State University • conversation
Oct. 22, 2020 ~10 min

 mitochondria  gene-edited-babies  assisted-reproductive-technology  mitochondrial-dna

Nobel Prize for chemistry honors exquisitely precise gene-editing technique, CRISPR – a gene engineer explains how it works

The tools to rewrite the genetic code to improve crops and livestock, or to treat genetic diseases, has revolutionized biology. A CRISPR engineer explains why this technology won the Nobel, and its potential.

Piyush K. Jain, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, UF Health Cancer Center, University of Florida • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~8 min

 crispr  nobel-prize  agriculture  gene-editing  nobel-prize-2020  nobel-prize-in-chemistry  gene-edited-babies  gene-edited-livestock

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