A federal safety board just OK’d the first CRISPR trial to genetically-alter humans

Sarah Buhr posted: “In the spring of 2015, a group of Chinese scientists modified the DNA of 54 embryos using CRISPR/Cas 9 technology. Twenty-eight of those embryos were successful, but 26 – nearly half of them – failed, setting off a heated debate throughout the scientific ”

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A federal safety board just OK’d the first CRISPR trial to genetically-alter humans

by Sarah Buhr

In the spring of 2015, a group of Chinese scientists modified the DNA of 54 embryos using CRISPR/Cas 9 technology. Twenty-eight of those embryos were successful, but 26 – nearly half of them – failed, setting off a heated debate throughout the scientific community on the ethics of altering human genes. Regulators don’t currently allow […]

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Sarah Buhr | June 21, 2016 at 3:58 pm | Tags: biotechnology, CRISPR, Emerging-Technologies, enzymes | Categories: Bio, Health, TC | URL: http://wp.me/p1FaB8-5CTL

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