October 21, 2019

Russian ‘CRISPR-Baby’ Scientist Has Started Editing Genes in Human Eggs with Goal of Altering Deaf Gene

(Nature) – Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov has started gene editing in eggs donated by women who can hear to learn how to allow some deaf couples to give birth to children without a genetic mutation that impairs hearing. The news, … Read More

October 16, 2019

Calling Embryo Editing ‘Premature,’ Russian Authorities Seek to Ease Fears of Scientist Going Rogue

(STAT News) – Russian health officials are playing down international concerns that a Moscow researcher plans to create gene-edited babies any time soon, saying for the first time that the experiment would be “premature.” Denis Rebrikov, the scientist who has … Read More

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