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Web Date: December 4, 2015

Summit Urges Caution But Doesn’t Rule Out Future Gene Editing Of Human Embryos

Researchers and bioethicists call for stringent safety testing, regulatory approval, and broader public buy-in before gene editing is applied to human embryos
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: human, embryo, CRISPR, genetic engineering

International scientists and bioethicists who debated gene editing at a summit earlier this week in Washington, D.C., have issued a statement that does not rule out the controversial use of the technology on human eggs, sperm, and early-stage embryos.

The statement, released Thursday by the organizers of the International Summit on Human Gene Editing, strongly advocates, however, that any . . .

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