The 18-member committee “will examine the scientific, ethical, social and legal challenges associated with human genome editing,” according to the WHO announcement

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Experts, including our Jeffrey Kahn, weigh in on gene-editing technology

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But only because we can’t. Gene experts speculate that our worst gene-editing fears won’t come true because they are too complex for us to pull them off

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Adrien Locatelli, a French teenager claims to have injected DNA strands encoding verses from the Bible and the Quran in his thighs

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The world urgently needs better international oversight of “genome editing in human embryos for reproductive purposes,” says an editorial co-written by the heads of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and the U.S. National Academy of Medicine

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He Jiankui, who claims to have produced the world’s first genetically modified babies, faced critics at a Hong Kong conference. Article includes comments from our Jeffrey Kahn

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And the world snapped to attention. Using YouTube rather than an academic journal, He claimed that with the aid of CRISPR, he had helped create the world’s first babies — twin girls born a few weeks ago — whose genomes had been edited as embryos

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A Chinese scientist triggered confusion, alarm and shock across the scientific community Monday with the claim that he had edited the DNA of twin baby girls, Lulu and Nana, who he said had been born “crying into the world as healthy as any other babies” a few weeks ago

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