France's highest administrative court decided Friday that plants produced using new gene editing techniques such as CRISPR undergo strict testing.
A Chinese court sentenced the scientist who created the world’s first “gene-edited” babies to three years in prison on Monday
Top scientists and ethicists from seven countries on Wednesday called for a global moratorium on gene editing of human eggs, sperm or embryos that would result in genetically-altered babies after a rogue Chinese researcher last year announced the birth of the world’s first gene-edited twins.
The World Health Organization said Monday it is creating a panel to study the implications of gene editing after a Chinese scientist controversially claimed to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies. "It cannot just be done without clear guidelines," the head of the United Nations health agency, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told reporters in Geneva. "WHO is putting together experts and we are working with member states...to discuss the standards and guidelines that can cover the ethical and social…
SHANGHAI: The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had edited the genes of twin babies. Scientist He Jiankui said this week that he used a gene-editing technology known as CRISPR-Cas9 to alter the embryonic genes of the twin girls born this month. He’s announcement, which has not been verified, sparked an international outcry about the ethics and safety of such research. “The nature of this…
MIAMI: A gene-editing technique known as CRISPR was named Thursday by the influential US journal Science as 2015's breakthrough of the year, due to its potential to revolutionize health and medicine.