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CRISPR experts are calling for a global moratorium on heritable gene editing

Some of the biggest names in gene editing want to stop anyone from playing around with cells that pass on changes to the next generation.
by Niall Firth

After the first International Summit on Human Gene Editing in December 2015, a statement was released. The organizers were unanimous in agreeing that the creation of genetically modified children was “irresponsible” unless we knew for sure it was safe.

Well, a fat lot of good that did. As was revealed in November last year, Chinese scientist He Jiankui edited embryos to create two genetically engineered babies.

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