Anti-CRISPR political groups emerging in Europe

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Anti-CRISPR political groups protest in Europe

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Campaigns are underway in several European countries against the possible use of genetic modification in humans to make designer babies and one has a distinctly anti-CRISPR tone.

For example, in France a group is pushing an anti-GM baby campaign and the same kind of thing is going on in Switzerland, which I blogged about recently. In Switzerland it appears the campaign is targeting legislation related to preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) so it seems that campaign is using the possibility of designer babies (pretty much a non-issue for PGD) and the animosity toward GMO foods amongst some in Europe as a wedge to get votes against PGD.

As many of the readers of this blog know, I have some concerns about the potential future use of CRISPR in the human germline in terms of safety issues as well as ethical and social justice concerns.

Read full, original post: First anti-CRISPR political campaign is born in Europe

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