A panel formed by the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine has issued a major report on the science, ethics and governance of human genome editing. The report lays out strict guidelines on the future use of gene editing procedures to prevent people passing serious medical conditions on to their children.
Professor Alta Charo, panel co-chair, comments:
- In Forbes, "For now, at least, genetically engineered babies are likely to remain the stuff of science fiction," February 16, 2017.
- In The Guardian, “Major report prepares ground for genetic modification of human embryos,” February 14, 2017.
- In Nature, “U.S. science advisers outline path to genetically modified babies,” February 14, 2017.
- On NBC News, "Edited DNA OK for health, but not designer babies, panel says," February 14, 2017.
- On NPR, “Scientific panel says editing heritable human genes could be OK in the future,” February 14, 2017.
- In The New York Times, “Human gene editing receives science panel’s support,” February 14, 2017.
- In Science, “U.S. panel gives yellow light to human embryo editing,” February 14, 2017.
In The Telegram (Toronto), "Scientific community draws line at using gene editing to create designer babies," February 14, 2017.
- In Washington Post, "Ethicists advise caution in applying CRISPR gene editing to humans," February 14, 2017.
- In Wired, “Human embryo editing gets the OK—but no superbabies,” February 14, 2017.
Submitted by Tammy Kempfert on February 16, 2017