Tag : CRISPR-Cas9
title : Designer Babies: Is Genetic Editing of Human Embryos Equal to Playing God?
summary : British scientists this month received permission to alter the DNA of human embryos within the overall mission of correcting devastating diseases in the womb. The work of one authorized stem cell scientist, using embryos donated by couples with a surplus after IVF treatment, will look at the fertilized eggs' development from a single cell to about 250 cells. The research could help scientists understand why some women lose their babies before term, and provide better clinical treatments for infertility, using conventional medical methods.
date : Feb 09, 2016 06:45 PM EST
title : Gene Editing Could Spur 'Designer Babies'; Ethical Boundaries Debated at Historic Summit in Washington D.C.
summary : With the advent of gene-editing technology, some experts feared it could create modified humans beyond ethical standards. To address this issue, hundreds of scientists are gathered in Washington, D.C. for the international summit on genome editing.
date : Dec 02, 2015 01:46 PM EST