Ben Shepard
Ben Shepard

World News

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.

Fri, Aug 02

NEW RESEARCH: Researcher Engagement in Policy Deemed Societally Beneficial Yet Unrewarded

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.

Thu, Aug 01

Facebook is funding brain experiments to create a device that reads your mind

Big tech firms are trying to read people’s thoughts, and no one’s ready for the consequences.

Thu, Jul 25

First CRISPR Study Inside the Body to Start in US

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.

Wed, Jul 17

Elon Musk’s Neuralink Takes Baby Steps to Wiring Brains to the Internet

Elon Musk aspires to make inserting a computer connection into your brain as safe and painless as Lasik eye surgery.

Tue, Jul 16

US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing

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.”

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