U.S. panel endorses babies gene-edited with CRISPR – this is huge

 
“On Tuesday, in a striking acknowledgement that humanity is on the cusp of genetically modified children, a panel of the National Academy of Sciences, the nation’s source of blue-ribbon advice on science policy, recommended that germ-line modification of human beings be permitted in the future in certain narrow circumstances to prevent the birth of children with serious diseases.” U.S. panel endorses babies gene-edited with CRISPR https://www.technologyreview.com/s/603633/us-panel-endorses-designer-babies-to-avoid-serious-disease/ via Instapaper
 
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