Monthly Archives: October, 2015

Is the Great Stem Cell Debate Over?

BioEdge  Michael Cook Oct 31, 2015 It’s a sign of the times. Ten years ago, the single most controversial issue in bioethics was probably the use of human embryonic stem cells. Since these can only be obtained by destroying human embryos, nearly every Western legislature had noisy and bitter de...

UN Panel Calls for Moratorium on Editing Human Genome

Michael Cook  BioEdge  Oct 8, 2015 Warning that rapid advances in genetics make “designer babies” an increasing possibility, a United Nations panel today called for a moratorium on “editing” the human genome, pending wider public debate lest changes in DNA be transmitted to future ge...