WHO Panel Calls for Registry of All Human Gene-Editing Research
|03/20/2019||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
It would be irresponsible for any scientist to conduct human gene-editing studies in people, and a central registry of research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organization experts said Tuesday.
After its first two-day meeting in Geneva, the WHO panel of gene-editing experts — which was established in December after a Chinese scientist said he had edited the genes of twin babies — said it had agreed on a framework for setting future standards.
It said a central registry of all human genome-editing research was needed “in order to create an open and transparent database of ongoing work,” read more >>>