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Medical National Academies Recommendations on Human Gene Editing

  1. Feb 15, 2017 #1

    Ygggdrasil

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    This week on, Feb 14, the US National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine released a report giving recommendations on how human germline gene editing—making changes to the DNA of humans that are heritable across generations—should be regulated:
    http://www.nature.com/news/us-science-advisers-outline-path-to-genetically-modified-babies-1.21474

    A one-page summary of the recommended criteria for germline gene editing is available here: http://nationalacademies.org/cs/groups/genesite/documents/webpage/gene_177255.pdf

    The full report can be accessed here: http://nationalacademies.org/gene-editing/consensus-study/index.htm
    Popular press coverage:
    Nature
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  3. Feb 17, 2017 #2

    1oldman2

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    Lancet has a good write-up on the subject also,
    http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)30389-6/fulltext
    http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(17)30389-6/abstract
    "With the first clinical trial using CRISPR targeting cancer cells approved in the USA in June, 2016, and the first CRISPR-edited genes injected into a patient in China in November, 2016, the race for results is under way. Although, for now, the report signals both the beginning of a new phase of productivity and an end of sorts to the debate around the way forward for human gene editing."

    A very informative read, It's interesting to see the politics of business involved.
    http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6326/680.full
    http://www.nature.com/news/why-the-crispr-patent-verdict-isn-t-the-end-of-the-story-1.21510
     
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