WHO Releases New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing
WHO Releases New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing
The guidance comes after two years of consulting with hundreds of stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, religious leaders, patient groups, and scientists.
WHO Releases New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing
WHO Releases New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing

The guidance comes after two years of consulting with hundreds of stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, religious leaders, patient groups, and scientists.

The guidance comes after two years of consulting with hundreds of stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, religious leaders, patient groups, and scientists.

Human gene editing
Panel Lays Out Guidelines for CRISPR-Edited Human Embryos
Panel Lays Out Guidelines for CRISPR-Edited Human Embryos
Lisa Winter | Sep 4, 2020
The International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing claims the technology is still too risky for therapeutic use.
China Sentences Gene-Editing Scientist to Three Years in Jail
China Sentences Gene-Editing Scientist to Three Years in Jail
Emily Makowski | Dec 30, 2019
The modification of three babies’ genes by He Jiankui drew widespread criticism from scientists.
Deafness Gene <em>GJB2</em> Edited in Human Eggs
Deafness Gene GJB2 Edited in Human Eggs
Emily Makowski | Oct 18, 2019
The research, led by Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov, has not led to the birth of gene-edited babies—yet.
Error in Study Linking HIV Resistance Gene to Increased Mortality
Error in Study Linking HIV Resistance Gene to Increased Mortality
Emily Makowski | Sep 30, 2019
The authors have requested a retraction of a paper that found people with the CCR5 Δ32 variant are more likely to die sooner.
Fertility Clinics Sought Advice from Scientist Who CRISPRed Babies
Fertility Clinics Sought Advice from Scientist Who CRISPRed Babies
Chia-Yi Hou | May 29, 2019
Emails reveal that a facility in Dubai and others have asked geneticist He Jiankui for help in gene-editing embryos.
Two Patients Treated with CRISPRed Cells in Immunotherapy Trial
Two Patients Treated with CRISPRed Cells in Immunotherapy Trial
Shawna Williams | Apr 16, 2019
One person with multiple myeloma and one with sarcoma are the first so far to receive the genetically engineered T cells in the study.
Scientists Push for a Moratorium on Human Germline Editing
Scientists Push for a Moratorium on Human Germline Editing
Ashley Yeager | Mar 13, 2019
After the reported birth of CRISPRed babies in China, experts want to take time to consider the scientific, social, ethical, and philosophical consequences of editing heritable human DNA.
China Proposes New Gene-Editing Regulations
China Proposes New Gene-Editing Regulations
Jef Akst | Feb 27, 2019
After the controversy of a Chinese scientist who was involved in editing the genomes of twin girls, the country puts forth tighter guidelines.
Preliminary Results Point to Success of In Vivo Gene Editing
Preliminary Results Point to Success of In Vivo Gene Editing
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 12, 2019
Two studies show signs that the introduced DNA is functioning, but it’s too early to know if patients actually benefit.
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.
Genome Editing on Board
Genome Editing on Board
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2019
2018 closed with hubbub surrounding the purported birth of babies whose genomes had been edited using CRISPR. What will 2019 hold for CRISPR’s use in humans?
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Catherine Offord | Nov 26, 2018
He Jiankui says he has successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 to tweak the genes of twins born earlier this month. Some independent experts are dubious.
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
Shawna Williams | Sep 17, 2018
With a built-in supply of a powerful cocaine-chomping enzyme, the transplant might also curb addiction.
Bioethics Council: Gene-Editing Human Embryos Conditionally OK
Bioethics Council: Gene-Editing Human Embryos Conditionally OK
Shawna Williams | Jul 17, 2018
The UK-based organization encourages public debate about the issue but does not recommend immediate policy change.
Electric Shock Allows for CRISPR Gene Editing Without a Viral Vector
Electric Shock Allows for CRISPR Gene Editing Without a Viral Vector
Ashley Yeager | Jul 12, 2018
Brief electroporation appears to make T cells more receptive to new genetic material, which could speed the development of immunotherapies.
CRISPR Trial for Cancer Patients Proposed
CRISPR Trial for Cancer Patients Proposed
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 18, 2018
US researchers could become the first outside China to use the gene-editing technique in the clinic. 
CRISPR to Debut in Clinical Trials
CRISPR to Debut in Clinical Trials
Diana Kwon | Dec 13, 2017
The first industry-sponsored CRISPR therapy is slated to be tested in humans in 2018.
First CAR T-Cell Therapy Approved in U.S.
First CAR T-Cell Therapy Approved in U.S.
Shawna Williams | Aug 30, 2017
The genetically modified blood cells will be used for patients with a type of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, when other treatments fail.
Scientists Edit Viable Human Embryos in U.S.
Scientists Edit Viable Human Embryos in U.S.
Kerry Grens | Jul 27, 2017
The embryos, whose genes were altered by CRISPR, were not intended for implantation.