Regenesis

South Africa grapples with “illegal” stem cell experiment scandal

Dr.-Wian-Stander

South Africa is facing a stem cell scandal related to what a health policy news outlet called Spotlight there characterizes as illegal experiments by ReGenesis Biotechnologies, the company at the heart of the controversy. It had a contract with a governmental health provider agency, now apparently suspended. The report begins this way: “The Medicines Control Council …

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Reviews of my new book GMO Sapiens on #CRISPR & human modification

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It’s exciting that the reviews are starting to come in on my new book, GMO Sapiens, on human genetic modification including CRISPR. Here is one from The Scientist and the book was recommended by Scientific American. Reviews from individual authors and scientists are below. “GMO Sapiens could not be more timely. New technologies like CRISPR-Cas9 gene …

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Recommended thought-provoking books…and one I’ve been writing

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In choices of fictional books to read I gravitate toward sci-fi and fantasy. For example, in late 2014 and through the first few months of this year I read all the Game of Thrones books. The first three of those were the best and I thought definitely better than the TV show, although it’s pretty good …

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What do you think of the whole George Church Neanderthal Cloning Media Debacle? Take our poll

It’s been a crazy week with a story about Harvard Geneticist George Church supposedly in his new book and in a magazine interview promoting the idea of cloning Neanderthals and possibly people too. I blogged about it here. The German Magazine Der Spiegel did interviewed Church (English version of interview is here) and many things …

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