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“Use of reproductive technology for sex selection for nonmedical reasons” (2015), by the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine

By: Alysse Blight | Published: May 27, 2019

In June 2015, the Ethics Committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, or ASRM, published “Use of reproductive technology for sex…

LiteratureSex PreselectionFertilization in VitroReproductive technologyHuman reproductive technology


By: Alysse Blight | Published: Jul 09, 2019

"MicroSort, developed in 1990 by the Genetics and IVF Institute, is a form of pre-conception sex selection technology for humans. Laboratories…

Technologyin vitroFertilization in vitro, HumanFertilization in VitroSperm donors

Gattaca (1997)

By: Grace Kim | Published: Feb 09, 2017

Gattaca is a 1997 science fiction film produced in the US that depicts a future society that uses reproductive technology and genetic engineering in…

LiteratureEugenicsGenetic EngineeringReproductive technologyBiotechnology

South Korea's Bioethics and Biosafety Act (2005)

By: Anne Safiya Clay | Published: Mar 15, 2013

The South Korean government passed the Bioethics and Biosafety Act, known henceforth as the Bioethics Act, in 2003 and it took effect in 2005. South…

LawbioethicsInformed consent (Medical law)Embryonic Stem CellsEmbryonic stem cells--Research--Law and legislation

Edward B. Lewis (1918-2004)

By: Adam R. Navis | Published: Nov 11, 2007

Edward B. Lewis studied embryonic development in Drosophila, including the discovery of the cis-trans test for recessive genes, and the…


The First Successful Cloning of a Gaur (2000), by Advanced Cell Technology

By: Caroline Appleton | Published: Jul 26, 2013

Advanced Cell Technology (ACT), a stem cell biotechnology company in Worcester, Massachusetts, showed the potential for cloning to contribute to…

Cell nuclei--TransplantationCloningGaurAdvanced Cell Technology (Firm)Embryos

Kangaroo Mother Care

By: Claire E. Grayson | Published: Apr 11, 2018

Physician researchers Edgar Rey Sanabria and Héctor Martínez-Gómez developed the Kangaroo Mother Program in Bogotá, Colombia, in 1979, as an…

TechnologyBirth weight, LowInfant CareBreastfeedingMother and infant

Merck & Company's Development of Gardasil

By: Maeen Arslan | Published: Jun 28, 2022

In 2006, the United States branch of Merck & Co. received FDA approval for Gardasil, a human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine that protects…

OrganizationCervix uteri--CancerPapillomavirusesVaccine mandatesMeasles vaccine

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

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