Find out what’s happening in Science & Society around the world. Discover changes to science policy and law, new scientific study results, Supreme Court rulings, debates about nature versus nurture, and news about the sharing of genetic information.
From the Ecological Society of America’s Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment: Maintaining the continued flow of benefits from science, as well as societal support for science, requires sustained engagement between the research community and the general public.
Big tech firms are trying to read people’s thoughts, and no one’s ready for the consequences.
Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to cure an inherited form of blindness.
Elon Musk aspires to make inserting a computer connection into your brain as safe and painless as Lasik eye surgery.
In the wake of reports of CRISPRed babies born in China, a bipartisan resolution “opposes the experiments that resulted in pregnancies using genome-edited human embryos.”