Bioethics

CRISPR Study Is First to Change DNA in Living Human Participants

"Researchers from the OHSU Casey Eye Institute in Portland, Oregon, have broken new ground in science, medicine, and surgery.... Known as the BRILLIANCE clinical trial, the procedure is designed to repair mutations in a particular gene that causes Leber congenital amaurosis type 10, also known as retinal dystrophy." - Healthline

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signs fetal heartbeat bill banning abortion as early as 6 weeks

"Slated to go into effect on Sept. 1, Senate Bill 8 states that 'a physician may not knowingly perform or induce an abortion on a pregnant woman if the physician detected a fetal heartbeat for the unborn child.'" - C.Post

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High court review of Mississippi abortion ban could be ‘generationally significant’

"Pro-life advocates gladly welcomed the U.S. Supreme Court’s announcement Monday (May 17) it would rule on the constitutionality of Mississippi’s ban on abortions of unborn children whose gestational age is more than 15 weeks." - BPNews

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Idaho defunds Planned Parenthood, abortion providers; Gov. Little signs pro-life law

"House Bill 220, 'No Public Funds For Abortion Act,' was signed into law Monday by Gov. Brad Little, a Republican. The measure defunds outfits such as Planned Parenthood but excepts publicly-funded hospitals and abortions funded with Medicaid." - C.Post

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