Rethinking the Ingredients for Human Life New research suggests same-sex couples (or even individuals) may someday be able to produce their very own offspring

It looks like the church may be in for yet another rude awakening over its belief that life begins at conception, that is, when the egg and the sperm merge. Researchers from the University of... Read More

Is Populism a Threat to Science?

American scientists have reason for optimism. A large majority of Americans agree that science has made the world a better place and that federal funding for science is a good thing. But we also have... Read More

Is Gene Editing Causing a Revival of Eugenics?

Last week the National Institutes of Health cleared the gene-editing technology known as CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) for its first clinical test of human patients. While the initial test involves editing to... Read More