Bioethics is getting in the way of biomedical advances, argues Steven Pinker, a psychology professor at Harvard University, in an op-ed appearing in the Boston Globe. He in particular refers to the recent calls for moratoria or new regulations to govern the use of CRISPR/Cas9-based tools.

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In Nature this week: paternal age associated with de novo mutations in children, and more.

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