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SciFriday: Jumpin’ Jupiter!

June 2, 2017

Josh Peck, sitting in for Sharon K. Gilbert, joins Derek Gilbert to discuss surprising new findings from Jupiter and a young man who wants to become a genderless alien.

California legalizes child prostitution

January 3, 2017

A California law decriminalizing prostitution by children under 18 will encourage pimps and human traffickers to use more child prostitutes because cops won’t be able to keep them off the streets.

High-tech eugenics

February 4, 2016

DNA experimentation on human embryos is now allowed in the United Kingdom. This is the first step toward a full eugenics program–“self-directed evolution.”

Build-a-baby

January 15, 2016

Researchers in the UK hope to get the green light to begin gene editing experiments on human embryos. Can designer babies be much farther down the road?

The week humanity’s future was decided

December 4, 2015

Scientists around the world gathered in Washington, D.C. this week for an historic summit. Global experts debated and discussed the scientific, ethical, and governance issues associated with human gene-editing research.

Send in the clones

December 1, 2015

China announces a huge new factory to clone cattle, sniffer dogs, champion racehorses, and–someday–humans.

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