Genetically modified babies: WHO launches ethics committee



Following the announcement by Chinese researcher He Jiankui of the birth of genetically modified babies[1],, the WHO is set to "launch an ad-hoc committee on genome editing in early March, aimed at making recommendations and acting as a sounding board for a number of researchers, to establish just how far they can go in terms of editing and to adopt an international stance on this issue". France will be a member of this committee.

 


[1] GMO babies: guinea pigs against their will


Sources: 

Le Quotidien du médecin, Sophie Coisne (7/02/2019)