WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans
WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans
The advisors’ recommendations follow news of ethically dubious gene-editing work carried out by He Jiankui late last year.
WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans
WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans

The advisors’ recommendations follow news of ethically dubious gene-editing work carried out by He Jiankui late last year.

The advisors’ recommendations follow news of ethically dubious gene-editing work carried out by He Jiankui late last year.

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Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis
Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis
John D. Loike, Martin Grumet | Mar 7, 2019
Uncertainties about the cells’ risk profiles and the potential for hyping unproven therapies mean scientists and the media must tread carefully.
Opinion: Ethical Boundaries Needed on the Uses of Synthetic DNA
Opinion: Ethical Boundaries Needed on the Uses of Synthetic DNA
John D. Loike, Robert Pollack | Mar 1, 2019
A newly expanded genetic alphabet that includes four synthetic nucleotides highlights the need for strict boundaries on their use.
Scientists Raise Concerns About Revisions to Human Research Regulations
Scientists Raise Concerns About Revisions to Human Research Regulations
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 19, 2019
Authors of a new paper take issue with revisions to regulations on biospecimen research enacted last month, and argue that cell lines should be treated differently from other biospecimens.
The US Scientists Who Knew About CRISPRed Babies
The US Scientists Who Knew About CRISPRed Babies
Shawna Williams | Jan 29, 2019
Multiple researchers were aware of He Jiankui’s clinical trial before the news became public in November.
Clones Made of CRISPRed Monkeys
Clones Made of CRISPRed Monkeys
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 25, 2019
Researchers edited macaque embryos to induce symptoms of sleep disorders and chose one animal to clone. A bioethicist questions the study’s appropriateness.
Scientist Forged Ethical Reviews for CRISPRed Babies
Scientist Forged Ethical Reviews for CRISPRed Babies
Kerry Grens | Jan 21, 2019
He Jiankui could face charges after an investigation finds he used techniques prohibited in China to edit the genes of twin girls.
<em>Genesis 2.0</em> Is a Beautifully Shot, Cautionary Tale About Biotechnology
Genesis 2.0 Is a Beautifully Shot, Cautionary Tale About Biotechnology
Shawna Williams | Jan 2, 2019
The documentary weaves together a hunt for mammoth tusks in the Arctic with scenes from the front lines of synthetic biology.
CRISPR Scientists Slam Methods Used on Gene-Edited Babies
CRISPR Scientists Slam Methods Used on Gene-Edited Babies
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 4, 2018
Since He Jiankui presented his results at last week’s gene editing summit, researchers have raised concerns about his protocol, calling the procedure “amateurish” and “unconscionable.”
Opinion: Don&rsquo;t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
John D. Loike | Nov 29, 2018
Despite a premature and ethically sketchy claim of genome editing in twin girls, an outright prohibition could blunt promising, responsible progress.