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  • CRISPR gene technology poses new moral questions

    CRISPR gene technology poses new moral questions

    • Nov 5, 2019

    The new CRISPR gene technology is posing ethical questions for scientists.

  • Pope boosts the stock of quite possibly the Vatican’s nicest guy

    Pope boosts the stock of quite possibly the Vatican’s nicest guy

    • Oct 29, 2017

    Pope Francis on Saturday named Irish Bishop Paul Tighe the Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Culture, essentially cementing his status as the top aide to Italian Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi. For the better part of a decade Tighe has been an effective emissary for the headquarters of the Catholic Church, among other reasons because he’s widely regarded as perhaps the Vatican’s nicest guy.

  • We need to resist brave new world of ‘Gattaca’ before it’s too late

    We need to resist brave new world of ‘Gattaca’ before it’s too late

    • Aug 7, 2017

    It became official this week: We can now edit the genetic material of embryos. It’s being hailed as a major breakthrough to fight disease, but as the movie “Gattaca” so brilliantly demonstrated two decades ago, there are numerous, profound ethical questions when such a practice is normalized. If we wait for our grandchildren to resolve them, it will be too late.

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