Category Biotech

Proof of concept of gene editing in human germline

In the recent post titled “1975, The Asilomar Conference. 2015, Asilomar 2.0?“, I referenced the call published on March 3rd in Science by renowned scientist for a  “A prudent path forward for genomic engineering and germline gene modification“. Nature also published a similar call on March 12 “Don’t edit the human germ line”. It appears that Sciences […]

1975, The Asilomar Conference. 2015, Asilomar 2.0?

In latest Science issue, 18 scientists, including Nobel prize David Baltimore and Paul Berg, published a call for a “A prudent path forward for genomic engineering and germline gene modification“. Why? Because it never seemed so easy to ‘correct’ or ‘hack’ the genome of human babies. … Yes, human babies. For those who do not […]