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Frozen embryos.

Scientists join call for moratorium on embryonic gene editing

May 4, 2019

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

Mar 15, 2019

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

Feb 1, 2019

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.

Aug 2, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

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

Apr 11, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

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