Gene editing

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CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing complex from Streptococcus pyogenes.

Pro-life group: Use gene editing to fix disease, not make designer babies

Aug 29, 2019

As scientists explore new avenues for gene editing, a pro-life group is urging caution against the temptation to use the... 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

CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing complex from Streptococcus pyogenes.

Claim of creating genetically-edited babies prompts ethics dispute

Nov 27, 2018

A Chinese scientist says he has created the first genetically edited babies, a claim that has led members of the... Read more

Human embryos.

Embryo gene-editing poses inescapable ethical problems, critic says

Jul 18, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

Genetic editing of human embryos, even in special circumstances, ignores the complex ethical problems related to creating and destroying human... Read more

Child cancer patient.

A bioethicist's take on child cancer treatment that uses gene therapy

Sep 7, 2017

By Adelaide Mena

A new genetic modification therapy designed for treating pediatric leukemia is a promising development, said a Catholic bioethicist.  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