An international commission, including our Jeffrey Kahn, has been convened by the NAM, NAS, and the Royal Society with the participation of science & medical academies around the world, to develop a framework for scientists, clinicians, and regulatory authorities to consider when assessing potential clinical applications of human germline genome editing

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Our Brendan Saloner on Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), a withdrawal condition that is the result of prenatal exposure to opioids, and the impact of community social stress on opioid use and NAS

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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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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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With the conclusion of the International Summit on Human Gene Editing, the second component of the Initiative began: a study of the scientific underpinnings of human gene-editing technologies, their potential use in biomedical research and medicine — including human germline editing — and the clinical, ethical, legal, and social implications of their use. Read the results of this study now. Committee includes our Jeffrey Kahn

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The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on Wednesday endorsed research on a technology known as “gene drive,” which gives humans the power for the first time to alter or eliminate entire populations of organisms in the wild — like mosquitoes, mice or plants — through deliberate genetic manipulation

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The National Academy of Sciences — probably the country’s most prestigious scientific group — has reaffirmed its judgment that GMOs are safe to eat. But the group’s new report struck a different tone from previous ones, with much more space devoted to concerns about genetically modified foods, including social and economic ones

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Gene Editing

January 19, 2016

Scientists have developed the technology to edit single genes, which could eventually eliminate some inherited diseases. Host Reed Pence discusses the pros and cons of gene editing with our Debra Mathews and Alta Charo

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