Editing human embryos is genetics' new battleground

by jeeg 16. March 2015 21:04
  Replacing faulty genes in early human embryos and germ cells is within our grasp. Such changes affect DNA in the nucleus and so would be heritable; ultimately, they could be used to make a genetically modified baby. There are already reports that groups in China, the US and the biotech in... [More]

Scientists sound alarm over DNA editing of human embryos

by jeeg 14. March 2015 00:06
  Amid rumours that precision gene-editing techniques have been used to modify the DNA of human embryos, researchers have called for a moratorium on the use of the technology in reproductive cells. In a Comment published on 12 March in Nature1, Edward Lanphier, chairman of the Allianc... [More]
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