February 12, 2016

Patients Unsure about Value of Cutting-Edge Gene Editing Technology

(Scientific American) – The revolutionary gene-editing technology poised to reshape how researchers attack and prevent disease yesterday received a lukewarm reception from patient groups. Representatives from several patient advocacy organizations gathered in Washington, D.C., at a public meeting on gene … Read More

February 12, 2016

STAT-Harvard Poll: Americans Say No to ‘Designer Babies’

(STAT News) – Most Americans oppose using powerful new technology to alter the genes of unborn babies, according to a new poll — even to prevent serious inherited diseases. They expressed the strongest disapproval for editing genes to create “designer babies” with enhanced … Read More

February 9, 2016

California Considers Funding Controversial Research: Editing Genes in Human Embryos

(STAT) – OAKLAND, Calif. — The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine was created in 2004 to fund stem cell research, after the federal government stopped paying for most experiments with human embryos. Now the state agency is considering underwriting another controversial use of … Read More

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