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Defining The Spectrum of “Normal”: What is a Disease?

This post is a part of our Bioethics in the News series

By Jennifer Carter-Johnson, JD, PhD

The world of Gattaca once seemed a faraway place where some babies had genetic defects corrected before birth resulting in two classes within society.  1,151 more words


My embryos

For the interest of science and anyone else who likes looking at embryos, here are mine from our donor egg cycle.

These are at day 2, I think. 31 more words

Little Blessings.

You asked for it, so here it is!

I have been pretty quiet since my last post because I have been anxiously awaiting the call I received yesterday. 450 more words

No, intelligence isn't inherited from your mother

A post from the site Second Nexus has recently gone viral in mine (and I assume other people’s) Facebook feeds, shouting a interesting claim that ‘New Research Has Established That Intelligence Is Inherited By The Mother’. 1,005 more words


A Biblical-Theological Case Against Chimeras

Back in August the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced it is planning to lift its ban on federal funding of some research that creates chimeras by injecting human stem cells into animal embryos. 175 more words

Final Grades!

Our embryo grades are in!!! Remember when you are grading embryos the number is the inner cell mass or what will become a baby, the first letter is the expansion space left inside the cell, or the space the baby has to grow into, and the final letter is the Trophectoderm or what will become the placents. 81 more words


A Brave New World of Human Cloning

Sixty years ago, Nobel Prize-winning geneticist Joshua Lederberg shocked the world with the first serious scientific paper detailing the feasibility of human cloning. Four decades later, a sheep named Dolly — the first large mammal ever cloned — brought his prediction a step closer to becoming a reality. 990 more words