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Viewpoint: Biologist Craig Mello knew about the CRISPR babies. Why his silence was ‘not acceptable’

The Associated Press reports that Nobel laureate and biologist Craig Mello was aware of a pregnancy in China involving gene-edited ...
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‘CRISPR babies’ prompt review of international gene-editing guidelines: They ‘were not clear enough’

Less than two years after producing an exhaustive report on human genome editing, the U.S. National Academy of Medicine and the National ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Now is the time’ for global laws on human gene editing

[T]he bedrock concept underpinning existing international agreements on bioethics and gene editing establishes that we don't have the right to use technologies ...
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Why we don’t have to worry about ‘designer babies’: Altering intelligence is too hard

One of the main worries that the public has about CRISPR is that it could be used to create “designer babies” with increased levels ...
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Viewpoint: Human germline editing offers ‘bright future’ if done carefully

We are at the point where our technology will soon surpass our humanity. It used to be that what we ...
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Getting out of the gene-editing mess created by Chinese scientist He Jiankui

There have always been rogues willing to carve their own paths no matter what the cost to others. But how ...
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Chinese scientists aren’t keeping tabs on experimental gene therapy patients, report says

Gene therapies are very much at their preliminary stages of development, so it would make sense to keep tabs on ...
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Why can’t we stop rogue scientists from engaging in dubious research?

[C]an the public control science that leaves us with permanent and unenviable consequences? Recent news suggests that the answer is ...
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Will we see illegal CRISPR IVF clinics in the US? Experts weigh in

The possibility of “CRISPR babies” became real [November 25], when a Chinese scientist stunned the world by announcing he’d used the gene-editing ...
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In-body gene editing successful in first trial, targeting Hunter syndrome

A therapy that edits genes directly in the human body might be safe, suggest early findings from the first trial ...
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