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A moratorium will not address ethical concerns about gene editing

If we take our commitment to the liberty of the individual seriously, we must accept that people should be allowed to use this technology

Yes, edit our genes – but do it cautiously

We can now control our species genetic future but this power is ‘awesome and terrifying’

Gene editing is risky, but it is worth it

By embarking on this new and daunting path, we are taking on incredible new responsibility

What to expect from the world of science in 2016

Science continues to shift the boundaries of what we think we know and 2016 will be no exception. Sarah Wild highlights the fields to keep an eye on.

Genes don’t fit in the DNA diet

The jury's out on whether a new dietary programme is linked to a person's genetic make-up.

Homosexuality: The question of nature versus choice

It's not important whether the roots of queerness are nature or nurture, and research into the question can cause real harm.

Gene therapy cures haemophilia in mice

The success of gene therapy holds hope for the cure of other inherited life-threatening diseases.

Hope for narcolepsy sufferers

If narcoleptics could be diagnosed and treated within a year of symptoms presenting the illness's impact could be greatly reduced.

Genes aren’t to blame for mental problems

Many scientists are now focusing on the power of environmental factors.

Do good genes hold the key to a long life?

A genetic test that can predict whether a person is likely to live long enough to see their 100th birthday has been developed by scientists.

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