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Where the Debate Over "Designer Babies" Began
Genetic technology is advancing, and critics are warning of a slippery slope. We spoke with the scientists working at the forefront of the research, families who have benefited and the first-ever "test-tube" baby to understand the debate.
Genetic technology is advancing, and critics are warning of a slippery slope. We spoke with the …
Life as the World's First Test Tube Baby
On July 25, 1978, Louise Brown became the first ever so-called “test-tube baby.” Her birth was one of the biggest media stories of the 20th century, and she became famous just by being born.
On July 25, 1978, Louise Brown became the first ever so-called “test-tube baby.” Her birth was one …
Gerrymandering's Surprising History and Uncertain Future
Both political parties have always played the redistricting game. But some of today’s battles have roots in a civil rights case decided by the Supreme Court 30 years ago.
Both political parties have always played the redistricting game. But some of today’s battles have …
She Derailed the Fight for Equal Rights for Women
Even in the #MeToo era, many people don't know that the Equal Rights Amendment never passed...because of one woman -- which is why it's a big deal that Illinois recently passed the amendment.
Even in the #MeToo era, many people don't know that the Equal Rights Amendment never …
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