Global Governance

Global governance of human biotechnologies refers to agreements among nations, and to statements and policies issued by international organizations. The most authoritative international agreement to date is the Council of Europe’s 1997 Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine, a binding treaty that bans inheritable genetic modification and human reproductive cloning. UNESCO, the European Parliament, the Group of Eight industrial nations, the World Health Assembly, and the United Nations have also issued declarations or statements about human biotechnologies, particularly on human reproductive cloning.

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In a process that can be likened to the creation of GMO crops, scientists have edited genes in human embryos in order to eliminate a mutation that causes thickening of the heart wall. The embryos were created solely for the...

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Unless we pay much more attention to ethical and social choices, we risk turning the promise of gene editing into disaster.

In a breakthrough announced Wednesday, scientists successfully edited the genes of a human embryo to eliminate a dangerous gene...

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Scientists have been tinkering with the DNA in humans and other living things for decades. But one thing has long...

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Last week, US scientists edited a human embryo for the first time. That’s just the beginning.

The first step is...

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