Among the biotechnical powers considered are techniques for screening genes and testing embryos, choosing sex of children, modifying the behavior of children, augmenting muscle siz
Nearly sixty years ago the eminent geneticist Theodosius Dobzhansky noted that nothing in biology makes sense except in the light of evolution. Today, it is becoming increasingly e
A new infrastructure is urgently needed at the global level to facilitate exchange on key issues concerning genome editing. We advocate the establishment of a global observatory to
Throughout the 20th century, advances in biology were accomplished largely through the study of biochemical parts apart from their place within the whole organism. This reductive a
In July 2005, America’s ongoing debate over embryonic stem cell research reached a dramatic moment during a Senate subcommittee hearing. In a conference room crowded with televisio
The naturalistic methodologies of modern science have uncovered a vast wealth of understandings of the human condition that Blaise Pascal could not have imagined. These understandi
William Hurlbut is Adjunct Professor and Senior Research Scholar in Neurobiology at Stanford Medical School.
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