Staff members changed data on China to improve its ranking under pressure from the office of then-World Bank President Jim Yong Kim and from then-Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva and one of her advisers
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
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 employees had signed a petition calling for the removal of one of the members.
A Chinese scientist last year claimed to have edited the genes of twin baby girls.
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.
The edited gene doesn't just affect HIV susceptibility, but also recovery after strokes & cognition.
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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
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.
China has asked hospitals, universities to submit reports on all gene-editing trials since 2013.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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’ 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
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.