The proposal follows a Chinese scientist who claimed to have created twins from edited embryos last year. Molecular biologist Denis Rebrikov has told Nature he is considering implanting gene-edited embryos into women, possibly before the end of the year if he can get approval by then

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A gene-editing technology that is being explored by scientists worldwide as a way of removing and replacing gene defects might inadvertently increase cancer risk in cells, scientists warned on Monday

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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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Tom welcomes Dr. Jeffrey Kahn to Studio A. Dr. Kahn is the director of the Berman Center of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. Folks in his field think about things like the ethical ramifications of research, how doctors interact with patients, public health policy, and global approaches to things like food distribution and allocation of medicine

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The step by the developmental biologist Fredrik Lanner makes him the first researcher known to attempt to modify the genes of healthy human embryos. That has long been considered taboo because of safety and ethical concerns

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September 23, 2015

Editorial: The replacement of mitochondria does not signal ethical problems

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Members of the Hinxton Group are meeting in Manchester, England, to discuss the ethical use and regulation of genetic modification technologies.

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What is the essence of being a human? Is it our thoughts, our emotions? Are we defined by what we do, our achievements; our great successes and failures? Or are we merely the result of the interactions of some 25,000 genes?

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