Genome editing has made it possible to alter the genome
Genome editing has made it possible to alter the genome sequences of humans, animals, insects, and plants in almost any way. This technology is being developed to correct mutations that cause genetic disease, engineer animals whose organs can be transplanted to humans, eliminate insect species that carry diseases such as malaria and zika virus, and modify plants to address world hunger. The implications for science and society are manifold.
- EXCLUSIVE: Chinese scientists are creating CRISPR babies – MIT Tech Review
- Chinese researcher claims first gene-edited babies – AP
- Editing Babies? We Need to Learn a Lot More First – NY Times
- Editing Humanity – The Economist
- Will Editing Your Baby’s Genes Be Mandatory? – The Atlantic
- On Human Gene Editing: International Summit Statement – That National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
- The Future of Food – The Washington Post
Dr. Charles Gersbach is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering.
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