First Babies Born Using Genome Editing Technology During IVF

Further to the National Academies report on human genome editing, published in 2017, the self-monitoring governance directive on the sicence to resist human clinical trials for the moment has been challenged by a Chinese scientist who has announced the birth of twins genetically modified to resist HIV infection.

See the following announcements and media coverage on the development:

The National Academies - organizing committee statement
The National Academies - President's & Chinese Academy editorial statement 

The Niche
Science - George Church, geneticist, interview

At the conclusion of the 2nd Human Genome Editing Summit, where the above referred to announcement was debated, a statement by the Organizing Committee was made on the science (here).

Related Blog posts on the developing technology can be found on the Genetics page - specifically Germline Science & Embryo Use and The Rise of Germline Science


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