December 3, 2019

China’s CRISPR Babies: Read Exclusive Excerpts from the Unseen Original Research

(MIT Technology Review) – Earlier this year a source sent us a copy of an unpublished manuscript describing the creation of the first gene-edited babies, born last year in China. Today, we are making excerpts of that manuscript public for … Read More

November 26, 2019

Google Is Secretly Collecting Health Data, and American Workers Should Be Worried

(Quartz) – People suffer when their bosses have access to wide-ranging information about their health, such as blood pressure, average heart rate, and sleep patterns. But the rising cost of health insurance makes having healthier workers an important cost-saving measure. … Read More

November 21, 2019

Across Several Continents, Infecting Mosquitoes with Bacteria Results in Dramatic Drops in Dengue Illness, Trials Show

(STAT News) – The number of people infected by dengue and at least one related virus has plunged in places where mosquitoes bred to be infected with a bacterium called Wolbachia have been released and have established themselves, scientists reported … Read More