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Louise Brown at 40!

Louise Brown at 40!284177Jamie 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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Gene editing of human embryos

Gene editing of human embryos600220Jamie Metzl

You may have seen today’s New York Times article describing how scientists have for the first time successfully edited genes in unimplanted human embryos. As the article notes: “Scientists at Oregon…

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NAS Human Genome Editing Report

NAS Human Genome Editing Report17201147Jamie Metzl

With all our attention focused on the circus of US presidential politics, it’s easy to overlook other developments of even greater importance. As you know, I’ve been speaking and writing…

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Homo Sapiens 2.0? We Need a Species-Wide Conversation on the Future of Human Genetic Enhancement

Homo Sapiens 2.0? We Need a Species-Wide Conversation on the Future of Human Genetic Enhancement230219Jamie Metzl

In my article in TechCrunch, released today, I call for a species-wide conversation on the future of human genetic enhancement. Such a dialogue has never before been carried out. We…

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