Human genetic engineering demands more than a moratorium

by jeeg 15. April 2015 22:41
  On April 3 2015, a group of prominent biologists and ethicists writing in Science called for a moratorium on germline gene engineering; modifications to the human genome that will be passed on to future generations. The moratorium would apply to a technology called CRISPR/Cas9, which en... [More]

UK may allow embryos with DNA from 3 parents

by jeeg 17. December 2014 23:45
  New rules proposed in Britain would make it the first country to allow embryos to be made from the DNA of three people   in order to prevent mothers from passing on potentially fatal genetic diseases to their babies. In a statement issued on Wednesday, the department of hea... [More]
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