Gene editing in human embryo carried out for first time in America

Gene editing in human embryo carried out for first time in America
 

The OHSU research is believed to have broken new ground both in the number of embryos experimented upon and by demonstrating it is possible to safely and efficiently correct defective genes that cause inherited diseases, according to Technology Review, which first reported the news. 
None of the embryos were allowed to develop for more than a few days, according to the report. 
Some countries have signed a convention prohibiting the practice on concerns it could be used to create so-called designer babies. 
Results of the peer-reviewed study are expected to be published soon in a scientific... read more

 
28 July 2017 in Health, Views: 44
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