From NCER: In response to the blatant breach of ethics with the birth of DNA-modified twins last year in China, seven of the most powerful international scientific research entities have joined forces to propose a global moratorium on editing heritable DNA to create genetically-modified children. Thirty nations already have banned this research, and while this […]
Are you ready for designer parenting? In the near future, the complete library of an embryos’ DNA will be analyzed to reveal diseases and personal traits, thereby allowing parents to determine if each is suitable to be allowed to live. NCER supports a ban on use of genetic editing to produce designer babies. MALCOLM RITTER, Associated […]
Nature Sara Reardon 3/09/2016 Timothy Doran’s 11-year-old daughter is allergic to eggs. And like about 2% of children worldwide who share the condition, she is unable to receive many routine vaccinations because they are produced using chicken eggs. Doran, a molecular biologist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Geelong, Australia, thinks [&helli...
ABC Science By Bernie Hobbs Updated 11 Apr 2016, 11:03pm A powerful new gene-editing technology called CRISPR has enormous potential to treat human diseases but the ability to tinker with genes can also be controversial. Here we explain what CRISPR is and how it works. Since gene technology first emerged over 40 years ago we’ve […]