Some scientists worry the startling claim will lead to knee-jerk regulations and damage the public’s trust in gene editing.
Rice University said Monday, November 26, that it had opened a “full investigation” into the involvement of one of its faculty members in a study that purportedly resulted in the creation of the world’s first babies born with edited DNA.
A Chinese scientist triggered alarm and confusion across the scientific community Monday with the claim that he had edited the DNA of human embryos to create twin girls.
This plan provides an overview of priorities the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will pursue to support innovation in plant and animal biotechnology and to advance the agency’s public health mission.
The new plan advances policy priorities that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will pursue to clarify their science-and-risk-based approach for product developers; avoid unnecessary barriers to future innovation in plant and animal biotechnology; and advance safety.
Six companies and institutions were punished by the Ministry of Science and Technology due to breaching regulations on the management of human genetic resources.
Researchers in the US, Ireland, and Northern Ireland are employing gene editing and other techniques in a long-term quest to rein in bovine tuberculosis.
Researchers have successfully produced a litter of pigs that are genetically resistant to the deadly porcine virus transmissible gastroenteritis.
China will set up a new set of regulations on human genetic resources to further protect its national biosafety.
The world's most popular fruit is facing extinction, and scientists are racing to use gene-editing to save it.