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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...

Statement by the Organizing Committee of the Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, November 29, 2018

While being caught off guard at the revelation of the gene-edited twins, the medical research community seemed to only condemn the prematurity in the creation of these “designer” babies due to the uncertainty of their safety.  No trepidation was expressed at the immorality of researchers literally creating their own human test subjects. However, the possible perception […]