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09/07/2020

Still too soon to try altering human embryo DNA, panel says

External Link - Source: Washington Post

“It’s still too soon to try to make genetically edited babies because the science isn’t advanced enough to ensure safety, says an international panel of experts who also mapped a pathway for any countries that want to consider it.”

Nearly two years after the world was shocked from news of the first gene-edited CRISPR babies in China, a panel of experts has reviewed and deemed that editing embryos is not ready scientifically. A further report on the ethics is to come later this year.