International Group Of Scientists Call For Moratorium On DNA Editing In Human Sperm, Eggs, Embryos

Wall Street Journal: Scientists Call for Moratorium to Block Gene-Edited Babies
“An international group of researchers, including some inventors of the popular gene-editing tool CRISPR, called for a world-wide moratorium on editing DNA in human sperm, eggs, and embryos to prevent births of genetically modified babies. The group of 18 scientists said in a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature that a moratorium would prevent irresponsible use of the technology before it causes irreversible changes, especially after a researcher in China announced last November he produced the first genetically modified babies…” (Marcus, 3/13).

Additional coverage of the call for a moratorium is available from the Financial Times, Nature, NPR, STAT, Vox, and Washington Post.

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