Recently, the use of gene editing has proven a useful practice in the prevention of genetic diseases and disorders for many humans around the globe. However, its ethical nature continues to be questionable in the eyes of modern researchers.
Particularly the National Institutes of Health, who recently released a statement recognizing the importance and usefulness of the procedure, but clearly stated they would not fund gene editing research conducted on human embryos.
In the statement, director Francis S. Collins points out a number of legislative and regulatory prohibitions against the practice of gene editing in the case of human embryos.
“NIH will continue to support a wide range of innovations in biomedical research, but will do so in a fashion that reflects well-established scientific and ethical principles,” the statement reads.
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