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Bioethics press synthesis

CRISPR: recent Chinese publication reveals tests on human embryos

21 March 2017

AChinese study published in the Molecular genetics and genomics journal assesses research into human embryos to correct genetic mutations with the CRISPR...

CRISPR-CAS9: What does the general public think of genetic modifications?

17 March 2017

Nouria Hernandez, geneticist and Chancellor of Lausanne University, believes that "the general public has not been adequately informed about the new options...

Jacques Testart: "In the future, children will be conceived in a laboratory and sex will just be for pleasure"

13 March 2017

By creating mice using gametes obtained from somatic cells removed from the tail of adult mice (see “Reproducing mice without using eggs and  Reproducing...

Human genome editing: a call for caution but no ban by American Academies

24 February 2017

The long-awaited report from American Medicine and Science Academies on genome editing was published on Wednesday. Although it calls for a degree of caution in...


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