Leading scientists, backed by NIH, call for a global moratorium on creating ‘CRISPR babies’


Eighteen scientists from seven countries have called for “a global moratorium on all clinical uses of human germline editing” — that is, changing DNA in sperm, eggs, or early embryos to make genetically altered children, alterations that would be passed on to future generations.

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Sharon Begley
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