People are starting to alter their own DNA with cheap, easy gene-editing technology. Is it time to regulate CRISPR?

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On Tuesday, November 14, our Jeffrey Kahn will join fellow National Academies Expert Committee member, Matthew Porteus and Editas Medicine CEO, Katrine Bosley in testifying at a hearing of the US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, & Pensions about gene editing technology

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History tells us that fears about designer babies are exaggerated when it comes to the alteration, deletion, or swapping of genes in human embryos, renowned bioethicist Alta Charo, PhD, said during a TEDMED 2017 talk in Palm Springs, California

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Mail-Order CRISPR Kits

November 2, 2017

Experts debate what amateur scientists could accomplish with the powerful DNA editing tool—and whether its ready availability is cause for concern

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Here’s something that may sound like a contradiction in terms: low-fat pigs. But that’s exactly what Chinese scientists have created using new genetic engineering techniques

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Filmed in Philadelphia, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics Director, Jeffrey Kahn, discusses the ethical issues that have arisen as the world of medicine evolves

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Scientists are hopeful they can inject the gene-editing technology directly into the ear to stop hereditary deafness

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Progress in the use of CRISPR–Cas9 for human germline editing highlights some pressing ethical considerations for research on embryos

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