CRISPR-Cas9: How far will ethical transgressions go?

CRISPR-Cas9: How far will ethical transgressions go?

A team in China has just published the results of their research using the CRISPR-Cas9 technique in viable human embryos. The experiments were carried out during the zygote stage of embryonic development, meaning the phase with the first cell following...
CRISPR-Cas9: Clinical Trial to Combat Sickle Cell Disease?

CRISPR-Cas9: Clinical Trial to Combat Sickle Cell Disease?

The gene responsible for sickle cell could be « repaired » by using the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool. This was announced in a study published in the magazine Nature by researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine. Sickle cell is a widespread genetic disease...
CRISPR-Cas9: three specialists give their advice

CRISPR-Cas9: three specialists give their advice

In France, several establishments are considering the ethical questions raised by the use of the genetic editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9. In the journal « Science et Santé » (Science and Health) in June 2016 edited by INSERM (Inserm : French public organization...
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