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CRISPR Babies: When Will the World Be Ready?

NCER Notes: As an alarming example of how the gene editing of embryos can be dangerous, the first gene edited babies born in China last year now have a high probability of a significantly shorter lifespan due to unexpected consequences of the editing. Because of...

The Immaculate Conception?

NCER Notes With a discovery straight out of science fiction, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have taken us one step closer to human reproduction without the need for eggs and sperm. How is this possible? They have discovered the genes necessary to transform hum...

Omaha World Herald Op-Ed Feature

NCER had the opportunity to comment in the Midlands section of the OWH concerning the ethics of IVF which was used in a complex and unusual birth last month at UNMC. Midlands Voices: Complex births raise profound bioethical challenges By Carol Szczepaniak  May 4, 2019 T...

Human Cells Can Change Job to Fight Diabetes

From NCER: Until now, all adult cells were thought to permanently execute one function. For the first time ever, researchers collaborating from several universities have discovered that adult somatic cells can be influenced to change from their original role t...