Steps taken towards genetically modified humans after scientists edit embryos

Steps taken towards genetically modified humans after scientists edit embryos
 

Scientists have taken a step towards creating genetically modified humans after American researchers edited embryos for the first time.
The groundbreaking research, which is said to prove that human DNA can be corrected safely, could one day prevent babies from being born with incurable diseases.
MIT Technology Review reported that biologist Shoukhrat Mitalipov of Oregon Health and Science University led the research, which involved a ‘large number’ of embryos.
Three previous reports of editing human embryos have all been published by Chinese scientists.
The embryos were only allowed to... read more

 
27 July 2017 in Hot News, Views: 37
Source: Metro
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