Issue Date: February 20, 2017 | Web Date: February 15, 2017
International committee says push forward with human genome editing
Editing genomes in human germline cells—eggs and sperm—that can be passed on to future generations has been considered off-limits to scientists. But advancements in gene editing are catalyzing a change in the zeitgeist. On Feb. 14, a committee of scientists, doctors, lawyers, and ethicists from ten countries agreed that germline genome editing in humans may be permissible in the future, under a set of stringent conditions outlined in a report . . .
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