Alliance VITA “Stop GM Babies” awareness-raising campaign confirmed by the results of an opinion poll on CRISPR-Cas9

Press Release, May 26, 2016 76% of the French are against using CRISPR-Cas9 for human genome-editing On Tuesday, May 24, 2016 Alliance VITA teams informed and warned the public with their national citizen campaign “Stop GM Babies”. Launched simultaneously in 75 cities throughout France, this campaign is meant to inform and alert citizens about the […]

CRISPR-Cas9: 76% French citizens against genetic modifications of human embryos (Poll)

Poll “French citizens and the CRISPR-Cas9 technology” IFOP – May 2016 with  Alliance VITA Translation : Alliance VITA Link to original French version : Comments by Jérôme Fourquet, Director of the Strategy and Opinion department at the poll institute Ifop. 1) – Visibility of CRISPR-Cas9 Question: Have you already heard about the CRISPR-Cas9 technology? The CRISPR-Cas9 […]

« Stop GM Babies »: a national campaign to inform and alert about CRISPR-Cas9 technique

On Tuesday May 24, Alliance VITA is launching the awareness-raising campaign « Stop GM Babies », to inform and alert the public about the ethical challenges related to the new CRISPR-Cas9 genome-editing tool. Information booths will be held in 75 cities by Alliance VITA volunteers who will meet French citizens and offer to sign, on the Internet […]

Portugal: parliament adopts new law for MAP and Gestational Surrogacy

Newborn baby feet on father and mother hands, close-up
On May 13, 2016 the Portuguese parliament adopted a law authorizing gestational surrogacy for women having uterine problems, as well as allowing all women access to medically assisted procreation (MAP). Until now under Portuguese law, access to MAP was limited to male-female couples, either married or having lived together for a minimum of two years. […]