Organs which could be used for human transplants are being grown in farm animals for the first time in an attempt to solve the global shortage of donors and push the boundaries of medical science, it has been revealed.
By: Karen Ann Cullotta
When I heard that a Chinese biotech firm had recently invented a genetically modified miniature pig petite enough to make the perfect pet, I knew my friend Lulu the guinea pig would be woefully unamused.
US scientists and activists have called for global prohibition on "germline editing," or the genetic modification of human embryos, saying "there is no justification for, and many arguments against" the looming technology.
By: Julie Steenhuysen
A group of U.S. scientists and activists on Monday called for a global ban on the use of new tools to edit the genes of human embryos, in a report issued a day before a major international meeting in Washington to discuss the ethical and policy issues surrounding the technology.