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The ethics of human embryo gene editing

Right now, scientists can edit the genes of human embryos. Using an exciting technology called CRISPR (clustered randomly interspersed short palindromic repeats), they can make precise cuts in targeted sections of DNA and paste in new code. But should they? Editing the genes of human embryos could prevent debilitating disease, but those changes will alter the germline […]

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Beyond gender stereotypes in medical labs

Much has been written this year about the need to move beyond gender stereotypes to improve women’s leadership and participation in various health and science fields. In this story for the Winter 2014 issue of the Canadian Journal of Medical Laboratory Science, I look at the other side of the coin and explore gender diversity issues […]

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