Researchers hope these so-called embryoids could provide crucial new insights into how to treat infertility, prevent miscarriages and birth defects and many diseases. But they stir ethical concerns.
“You ain’t getting it,” one lawmaker responded when told the federal government believes it is “entitled” to a portion of the windfall.
Tens of millions of dollars will go toward helping the state abate an opioid epidemic that has killed thousands there.
A Moscow scientist claims he has a safe way of editing genes in human embryos — a method that could protect resulting babies from being infected with HIV. Approval of the experiment seems unlikely.
The state has recouped $355 million in settlements from two drug companies, and billions more could be on the way. Everyone wants a piece of the pie.