Tag Archives: Over

Call for more transparency over ‘add-on’ fertility treatments

Many add-ons are available – but do they work?Phanie / Alamy By New Scientist staff and Press Association Clinics offering fertility treatment must be more transparent about the effectiveness and costs of “optional extras”, the UK’s fertility regulator has said. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority says there is “no conclusive evidence” that any so-called… Read More »

DNA pioneer stripped of honors over 'reprehensible' race comments

James Watson, who discovered the double-helix structure of DNA alongside Francis Crick in the 1950s, said in a PBS film that genes cause a difference in intelligence between white and black people in IQ tests. The 90-year-old’s comments were labeled “reprehensible” by the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) on New York’s Long Island, where Watson… Read More »