U.K. Scientists Get Green Light to Genetically Edit Human Embryos

Regulators in the United Kingdom on Monday approved a request from scientists to use the emerging CRISPR gene editing tool to perform experiments on human embryos.

Researchers from the Francis Crick Institute in London filed a license application in September 2015 with Britain’s Human¬†Fertilisation and Embryology Authority to perform gene editing experiments to better understand the genes that help humans develop in their earliest stages of growth. Their request was granted, which marks t

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