Rogue Science Strikes Again: The Case of the First Gene-Edited Babies
Science

Rogue Science Strikes Again: The Case of the First Gene-Edited Babies

The idea of scientists tinkering with the genes of babies was once the provenance of science fiction, but now it’s apparently entered the realm of reality: On Nov. 26, Chinese scientist He Jiankui reported the historic live births of twin girls whose genes he had edited. The goal may have been noble: to use CRISPR…

Why the Rise of Wearable Tech to Monitor Employees is Worrying
Technology

Why the Rise of Wearable Tech to Monitor Employees is Worrying

An increasing number of companies are beginning to digitally monitor their employees. While employers have always scrutinised their workers’ performance, the rise of wearable technology to keep tabs has more of a dystopian edge to it. Monitoring has become easier, more intrusive and is not just limited to the workplace – it’s 24/7. Devices such…