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Scientists and ethicists from seven countries have issued an urgent call for a strict global moratorium on heritable genome editing. Writing in the March 14 issue of Nature, Drs. Lander, Baylis, Zhang, Charpentier, Berg, and others make a clear...

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We call for a global moratorium on all clinical uses of human germline editing — that is, changing heritable DNA (in sperm, eggs or embryos) to make genetically modified children.
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An international group of distinguished figures, including some of the scientists credited with discovering CRISPR, has published a commentary in...

Biopolitical Times

In the months since He Jiankui first announced the birth of gene-edited twins, there’s been a steady stream of revelations...

Biopolitical Times

Has a commentary in Nature shifted the landscape of the debate about editing the genomes of future children? Or will...

Nature published a commentary on March 13th with the forthright title “Adopt a moratorium on heritable genome editing.”

It was...

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A group of 18 prominent scientists—including some who helped develop CRISPR–Cas9, the current leading tool for gene editing—issued a call Wednesday for an international moratorium on gene edits to eggs, sperm or embryos, and for establishing a process to discuss...

A group of prominent scientists and bioethicists is calling for a global moratorium on any new attempts to bring gene-edited babies into the world.

"We call for a global moratorium on all clinical uses of human germline editing — that...

We call for a global moratorium on all clinical uses of human germline editing — that is, changing heritable DNA (in sperm, eggs or embryos) to make genetically modified children.

In 2011, poet and writer George Estreich wrote about the impact of biotechnology on family life in his first book, The Shape of the Eye. The memoir centers on how his family’s life was changed, and enriched, by the...

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