The international committee of 18 researchers and bioethicists, which met in Geneva, Switzerland, over the past 2 days, also agreed with the widespread consensus that it would be “irresponsible at this time for anyone to proceed with clinical applications of human germline genome editing.”

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Gene-edited ‘surrogate sires’ could help spread desirable traits rapidly in some livestock

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18 scientists from seven countries have called for “a global moratorium on all clinical uses of human germline editing” — that is, changing DNA in sperm, eggs, or early embryos to make genetically altered children. They say a moratorium should be in place for at least 5 years

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While Matthew Liao is open to genetic engineering in theory, he was rather horrified to see the recent news that twin girls had been born in China after a researcher genetically modified their embryos to resist HIV infection

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A powerful new national medical ethics committee, which will approve all clinical trials involving high-risk biomedical technologies, is at the center of a regulatory shakeup Chinese authorities are planning in the aftermath of the widely condemned “CRISPR babies” experiment, STAT has learned

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To be successful as researchers, we must be able to think through the impacts of our work on society and speak up when necessary, says Natalie Kofler

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We eat mutations every day. All the vegetables, grains, fruits and meat humans consume as part of their diet is jam-packed with DNA speckled with mutations and beneficial variations

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Tired of regulatory confusion and a lack of funding, some US researchers are taking their gene-edited livestock abroad

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