“That [goal] sounds pretty good,” Avorn says. But he says the bill is “loaded with a lot of provisions that were heavily influenced by pharmaceutical and biotech and medical device lobbyists that really do some pretty worrisome things.”

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Spending bill would also require religious experts to review recommendations for reproductive technique

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This week, the Congressional Research and Technology Subcommittee held its first hearing on the science and ethics of genetically modifying human DNA. The main topic up for discussion was CRISPR, the world’s most promising and widely applicable gene-editing technique

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Our Jeffrey Kahn joined other expert witnesses for a hearing of the subcommittee on research and technology to discuss the science and ethics of the use of human gene-editing technologies

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