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Human embryo gene editing gets UK go-ahead – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on February 2nd, 2016.

A regulatory body in the UK  has approved the first research application to use new ‘gene editing’ techniques on human embryos. The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority is the UK’s independent regulator overseeing the use of gametes and embryos in fertility treatment and research. The Authority has today approved a proposal for new research, led by […]

Genome editing of human embryos – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on April 24th, 2015.

Chinese researchers claim to have used to cutting edge techniques to tweak the genomes of human embryos. The new research, as reported in Nature News and published in Protein and Cell, shows that editing of DNA in embryos is possible, but that many hurdles must be overcome before the technology can realistically be used in medical […]

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