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Gunther von Hagens (1945- )

By: Britta Martinez | Published: Oct 10, 2012

Gunther von Hagens invented a plastination technique and created Body Worlds, a traveling exhibit that has made anatomy part of the public domain.…

PlastinationHuman bodyAnatomical museumsHuman AnatomyEmbryos

History of the Monash IVF Research Program from 1971 to 1989

By: Whitney Alexandra Tuoti | Published: Sep 14, 2020

In 1971, a group of researchers founded the Monash IVF Research Program with the mission to discover how in vitro fertilization, or IVF, techniques…

OrganizationFertilization in VitroFertilization in vitro, HumanFertilization in vitro, Human--Moral and ethical aspectsMicropropagation

Diana W. Bianchi

By: Alexis Abboud | Published: Jun 23, 2017

Diana W. Bianchi studied the medical treatment of premature and newborn infants in the US during the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Bianchi…

Prenatal DiagnosisGenetics

Plan B: Emergency Contraceptive Pill

By: Aliya Buttar, Sheraden Seward | Published: Sep 04, 2008

Plan B is a progestin-only emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) that can be taken within seventy-two hours of unprotected sex in order to prevent an…

TechnologyContraceptionReproductionReproductive Rights

Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells (UCBSC)

By: Angel Lopez | Published: Jul 01, 2010

Umbilical cord blood (UCB) stem cells are hematopoietic stem cells (HSC) that are recovered from the blood of the umbilical cord and placenta after…

Cord Blood Stem Cell TransplantationReproductionStem Cellsmedicine

A Series of YouTube Videos Detailing the “CRISPR Babies” Experiment (2018), by He Jiankui

By: Risa Aria Schnebly, Brianna Ellis | Published: Jul 31, 2021

In 2018, He Jiankui uploaded a series of videos to a YouTube channel titled “The He Lab” that detailed one of the first instances of a successful…

Literaturegene editingGenome EditingCRISPR (Genetics)CRISPR-associated protein 9

James Edgar Till (1931– )

By: Ajeet Bains | Published: Nov 20, 2020

James Edgar Till is a biophysicist known for establishing the existence of stem cells along with Ernest McCulloch in 1963. Stem cells are…

PeopleStem CellsHematopoietic Stem CellsProgenitor CellsStem cells--Effect of radiation on

Robert Lanza (1956- )

By: Christopher Rojas | Published: Feb 11, 2015

During the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Robert Paul Lanza studied embryonic stem cells, tissues, and endangered species as chief scientific…

Advanced Cell Technology (Firm)BantengCloningEmbryosEmbryonic Stem Cells

Edwin Carlyle (Carl) Wood (1929–2011)

By: Whitney Alexandra Tuoti | Published: Apr 01, 2021

Edwin Carlyle Wood, also known as Carl Wood, was a physician who helped develop in vitro fertilization, or IVF, treatments. From 1964 to 1992, Wood…

EmbryologyEmbryogenesisZygotesEmbryo TransferHuman embryo

David Reimer and John Money Gender Reassignment Controversy: The John/Joan Case

By: Phil Gaetano | Published: Nov 15, 2017

In the mid-1960s, psychologist John Money encouraged the gender reassignment of David Reimer, who was born a biological male but suffered irreparable…

Sex changeGender IdentitypsychologyGenderSexual and Gender Disorders

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