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Gene-editing is
science

Gene-editing is "not yet ready" to be tried safely and effectively in human embryos, says panel of experts

Genome editing on embryos should not be used to create a pregnancy unless it has been "clearly established" that the changes can be made without also making "undesired changes".

No individual action is 'too insignificant' in face of climate crisis; examining moral worth of what we do is need of the hour
India

No individual action is 'too insignificant' in face of climate crisis; examining moral worth of what we do is need of the hour

For years, we, the urban elite, have been living in the comfort of believing that our individual actions or omissions would not truly make a difference or truly be insidious.

Google is dissolving the AI ethics council that it formed last week: Report
News & Analysis

Google is dissolving the AI ethics council that it formed last week: Report

Google employees had signed a petition calling for the removal of one of the members.

WHO calls for a central registry of all gene editing research conducted worldwide
science

WHO calls for a central registry of all gene editing research conducted worldwide

A Chinese scientist last year claimed to have edited the genes of twin baby girls.

China drafts new regulations on gene editing after unethical use by scientist
science

China drafts new regulations on gene editing after unethical use by scientist

The measures follow assertions in November from scientist He Jiankui that he altered the DNA of twin girls born that month using a powerful new tool.

Scientist that edited babies' genes probably gave them a brain boost too: Study
science

Scientist that edited babies' genes probably gave them a brain boost too: Study

The edited gene doesn't just affect HIV susceptibility, but also recovery after strokes & cognition.

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Rafale row, mood of first-time voter, MeToo's moment of reckoning; today's must-read stories
India

Firstpost Editor's Picks: Rafale row, mood of first-time voter, MeToo's moment of reckoning; today's must-read stories

The fundamental issue flagged by the report was that the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) began a parallel stream of negotiation

#MeTooIndia's moment of reckoning: Movement's torchbearers must reflect on responsibility towards anonymous survivors
India

#MeTooIndia's moment of reckoning: Movement's torchbearers must reflect on responsibility towards anonymous survivors

A lot has been said about anonymous allegations during the #MeTooIndia movement; about naming and shaming, the fear of defamation. But what we need to discuss is the ethics of being the torchbearer of someone else's stories; of making a career out of it.

Scientists in China are losing touch with patients of gene editing trials: Report
science

Scientists in China are losing touch with patients of gene editing trials: Report

China has asked hospitals, universities to submit reports on all gene-editing trials since 2013.

Microsoft announces ethical principles for use of its facial recognition technology
News & Analysis

Microsoft announces ethical principles for use of its facial recognition technology

Microsoft said it would formally launch these principles, together with supporting framework, before the end of March 2019

China bans researcher who claimed to have created first gene-edited babies resistant to HIV from experiments
World

China bans researcher who claimed to have created first gene-edited babies resistant to HIV from experiments

In a fertilised human-egg cell, the scientist, He Jiankui, intends to make a person resistant to HIV by disabling a gene that forms a protein doorway allowing the virus to enter the body.

Despite China’s tech industry boom there's still sexism and inequality prevalent in the work space
News & Analysis

Despite China’s tech industry boom there's still sexism and inequality prevalent in the work space

In recent years, China’s tech industry has boomed, but there's still sexism and inequality prevalent in the work space.

Google IO 2018: Assistant making calls in an almost human sounding voice raises ethical questions among experts
News & Analysis

Google IO 2018: Assistant making calls in an almost human sounding voice raises ethical questions among experts

The digital assistant was also programmed to understand when to respond quickly, such as after someone says "hello," versus pausing as a person might before answering complex questions.

US representative John Conyers accused of sexual harassment by female staff members
World

US representative John Conyers accused of sexual harassment by female staff members

Allegations that John Conyers sexually harassed female staff members may be the toughest opponent yet for the party's top member on the House Judiciary Committee.

Alphabet's AI-focussed DeepMind announces 'Ethics and Society' unit to study societal impact of technology
News & Analysis

Alphabet's AI-focussed DeepMind announces 'Ethics and Society' unit to study societal impact of technology

DeepMind, the Google sibling focusing on artificial intelligence, has announced the launch of an "ethics and society" unit to study the impact of new technologies on society.

US ethics chief Walter Shaub, who repeatedly clashed with Donald Trump's administration, resigns
World

US ethics chief Walter Shaub, who repeatedly clashed with Donald Trump's administration, resigns

The US government ethics chief, who clashed repeatedly with Donald Trump's administration over conflicts of interest, announced he is resigning his post.

Lawyers refusing legal aid to youth for cheering Pakistan belittles profession, violates code of ethics
India

Lawyers refusing legal aid to youth for cheering Pakistan belittles profession, violates code of ethics

Bar associations like Burhanpur and Laskar who passed resolutions restricting the right to legal aid of youth cheering for Pakistan are a stain on the long tradition of the Indian bar, whose members have take pride in taking briefs that were against the popular or government sentiment of the day

Siemens India internal probe unearths Rs19 crore fraud of fake orders
Business

Siemens India internal probe unearths Rs19 crore fraud of fake orders

Siemens’ internal probe has unearthed a fraud that was perpetrated on the company over several years through fake purchase orders by certain employees

Google said to be working on fixing the 'inappropriate and misleading' featured snippet search results
News & Analysis

Google said to be working on fixing the 'inappropriate and misleading' featured snippet search results

Google said Monday it was working to fix a search algorithm glitch that produced "inappropriate and misleading" results from its search engine and connected speaker.

Cyrus Mistry says no chance of truce with the Tatas, vows to 'fight' it out
Business

Cyrus Mistry says no chance of truce with the Tatas, vows to 'fight' it out

Mistry said Tatas are at an "inflection point" and there is a need to institutionalise processes to future-proof the business