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Frozen embryos.

Scientists join call for moratorium on embryonic gene editing

A group of 62 doctors, scientists, and bioethicists have issued an open letter urging a global moratorium on experiments that... Read more

Human embryos.

Scientists call for global moratorium on genetically modified babies

A group of 18 scientists and bioethicists from seven countries has called for a global moratorium on the practice of... Read more

Frozen embryos.

Ethical concerns raised as human embryonic gene editing continues in US

A scientist at Columbia University in New York is conducting controversial gene-editing experiments on human embryos, according to a recent... Read more


First human embryos edited in the USA. Here's why it's problematic.

Researchers in Oregon have announced that they have successfully altered genes in a human embryo for the first time in... Read more

CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing complex from Streptococcus pyogenes.

Catholics shouldn't totally reject human gene editing – but it still has ethical problems

Recent American guidelines for human gene modification have raised important ethical questions, especially with regard to modifying the genes of... Read more