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Alta Charo on scientists' use of CRISPR to edit human embryo DNA: "This isn't the dawn of designer babies"

In The Atlantic Monthly, Alta Charo discussed news that a group of scientists had genetically edited human embryos in the United States. Charo co-chaired a National Academy of Sciences committee on human genome editing that, earlier this year, offered qualified support for such research. From the article, "The Designer Baby Era Is Not Upon Us":

“It’s not so much about designer babies as it is about geographical location,” says Charo. “It’s happening in the United States, and everything here around embryo research has high sensitivity.” She and others worry that the early report about the study, before the actual details were available for scrutiny, could lead to unnecessary panic.

Other news agencies citing Charo over the scientific development include:

Submitted by Law School News on August 9, 2017

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