Scientists Urge Temporary Moratorium On Human Genome Edits

Scientists Urge Temporary Moratorium On Human Genome Edits
March 20, 2015
http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/20/394311141/scientists-urge-temporary-moratorium-on-human-genome-edits

A new technology called CRISPR could allow scientists to alter the human genetic code for generations. That’s causing some leading biologists and bioethicists to sound an alarm. They’re calling for a worldwide moratorium on any attempts to alter the code, at least until there’s been time for far more research and discussion.

The big worry is that CRISPR and other techniques will be used to perform germline genetic modification.

Another concern is that this could open the door to what people call designer babies.

see also:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2015/03/19/scientists-sound-alarm-over-dna-editing-of-human-embryos

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/06/02/480466940/scientists-say-they-hope-to-create-a-human-genome-in-the-lab

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  1. Pingback: Scientists sound alarm over DNA editing of human embryos | franzcalvo

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