Tag Archives: genetics
gene_engineering

Gene Drives: the ethics of destroying a species to save human lives

If one had the power to save millions of human lives by exterminating a whole species, could we and should we do so?  Ethical questions like this have been around in one form or another in text books, seminar halls and popular science fiction shows […]

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Claims that GM embryos will help boost IVF success rates are pure spin

Claims by the Times newspaper (and the BBC) that allowing GM embryos will ‘give a massive boost to IVF success rates’ are pure spin aimed at seducing regulators into giving a green light for highly controversial research. Research scientist Dr Kathy Niakan, from the Francis Crick […]