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Has the Third CRISPR Baby Already Been Born?

Has the Third CRISPR Baby Already Been Born? 800 480 Jamie Metzl

For years, I have been saying the genetics revolution is not just coming but already here. As we unlock the secrets of our genomes and systems biology more broadly, we…

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Louise Brown at 40!

Louise Brown at 40! 284 177 Jamie Metzl

Forty years ago today, Louise Brown, the world’s first “test tube baby,” was born in Manchester, England. The idea that a human could be conceived outside the mother’s body is now commonplace but it shook the world back in 1978.

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Why Korean Reunification is in China’s Strategic National Interest

Why Korean Reunification is in China’s Strategic National Interest 275 183 Jamie Metzl

Here is a the full text of my talk delivered July 22, 2017 at the Chinese Summit Forum on Korean Peninsula Studies at Yanbian University in Yanji, China. The Chinese translation be…

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In the Twilight Rise Up Monsters: Why the Trump Foreign Policy Undermines US and World Security

In the Twilight Rise Up Monsters: Why the Trump Foreign Policy Undermines US and World Security 640 503 Jamie Metzl

The United States is facing perhaps the most dangerous moment since the 1941 Pearl Harbor attack or the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis. This danger does not stem from terrorism, immigration,…

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Reflections Before the Trump Inauguration

Reflections Before the Trump Inauguration 1160 629 Jamie Metzl

The day before the inauguration of Donald Trump as President of the United States, the level of anxiety and uncertainty among the majority of Americans is dangerously high. Whatever critiques…

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Creating a Bach “Eternal Sonata”

Creating a Bach “Eternal Sonata” 800 1190 Jamie Metzl

My new novel, Eternal Sonata (publication date October 4, 2016), imagines a future global struggle to control the science of extreme human life extension. In the novel, a brilliant scientist working to…

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Has the Genetic Arms Race Begun?

Has the Genetic Arms Race Begun? 150 150 Jamie Metzl

Articles in Nature yesterday and in today’s New York Times describe the controversial recent announcement by a Chinese researcher that he has used cutting edge precision gene editing techniques (CRISPR-cas9) on non-viable human embryos.  It is rumored that the results of more research like this will be announced from China in the coming months. Every day we are receiving more evidence like this that the human genetic revolution, with its massive scientific, ethical, political, and national security implications, has already begun.

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Possibly the Greatest Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe in Human History

Possibly the Greatest Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe in Human History Jamie Metzl

After years of experimentation, I believe I have come up with the greatest pumpkin oatmeal recipe ever. Total preparation time is under five minutes. It’s so delicious, nutritious, fast, and simple that I felt I would be betraying my friends by not sharing the recipe. So here it is.

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The Genetic Age Began on February 3, 2015

The Genetic Age Began on February 3, 2015 150 150 Jamie Metzl

I believe that future generations will look back at yesterday’s vote in the British Parliament authorizing mitochondrial transfer treatment for mothers undergoing IVF as the beginning of the human genetic…

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Would I Genetically Enhance My Own Children?

Would I Genetically Enhance My Own Children? 150 150 Jamie Metzl

When someone at a Los Angeles book event asked me a personal question, I was already disarmed, exposed, and predisposed to a more personal answer.

“Would you genetically enhance your own children?”

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