September 18, 2019

Genetically Modified Mosquitoes Are Breeding in Brazil, Despite Biotech Firm’s Assurances to the Contrary

(Gizmodo) – An experimental trial to reduce the number of mosquitoes in a Brazilian town by releasing genetically modified mosquitoes has not gone as planned. Traces of the mutated insects have been detected in the natural population of mosquitoes, which … Read More

September 17, 2019

Millions of Americans’ Medical Images and Data Are Available on the Internet. Anyone Can Take a Peek.

(ProPublica) – Medical images and health data belonging to millions of Americans, including X-rays, MRIs and CT scans, are sitting unprotected on the internet and available to anyone with basic computer expertise. The records cover more than 5 million patients … Read More

September 17, 2019

Could Editing the DNA of Embryos with CRISPR Help Save People Who Are Already Alive?

(STAT News) – Amid last year’s backlash against the birth of the world’s first genetically edited babies, some experts preached prudence: Editing the genomes of embryos, they argued, could one day “cure” people of diseases before they’re even born. But … Read More

Recommended Reading