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WHO says creating panel to study gene editing

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…