WHO Panel Calls for Registry of All Human Gene Editing Research

March 19, 2019

(Reuters) – It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organization experts said on Tuesday. After its first two-day meeting in Geneva, the WHO panel of gene editing experts – which was established in December after a Chinese scientist said he had edited the genes of twin babies – said it had agreed a framework for setting future standards.

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