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About Human Germline Gene Editing by Center for Genetics and Society A new generation of genetic engineering techniques, known as “gene editing,” has re-ignited controversy about the prospect of creating genetically modified humans. Learn more on this regularly updated resource page.
Genetically Modified Humans? Seven Reasons to Say “No” by Center for Genetics and Society Crossing the threshold into inheritable human genetic alterations has long been considered dangerously unacceptable for both safety and social reasons.
Center for Genetics and Society comments on White House and National Academies approaches to altering the human germline [Press statement]May 27, 2015 “The endorsement of a pause by the White House is an important first step."
NIH Statement on Gene Editing Highlights Need for Stronger US Stance on Genetically Modified Humans, Says Public Interest Group [Press statement]Apr 29, 2015 CGS welcomes NIH Director Francis Collins' unambiguous statement that "altering the human germline in embryos for clinical purposes ...has been viewed almost universally as a line that should not be crossed."
Public interest group calls for strengthening global policies against human germline modification [Press statement]Apr 22, 2015 “No researcher has the moral warrant to flout the globally widespread policy agreement against altering the human germline.”


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