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Gene Summit Organizers Stress Caution on Human Gene Editing

Scientists and ethicists at a global meeting in Washington on Thursday said it would be "irresponsible" to use gene editing technology in human embryos for therapeutic purposes, such as to correct genetic diseases, until safety and efficacy issues are resolved. But organizers of the International Summit on Human Gene Editing said editing genes in human embryos was permissible for research purposes, so long as the modified cells would not be implanted to establish a...

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