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Designer babies

1 Apr 2019
Late February, China’s health ministry released draft guidelines aimed at stopping rogues from prematurely using new and unapproved biomedical technologies in the clinic. The regulations require that China’s health ministry approve the riskiest of techniques including human gene editing first.
23 Apr 2018
Most infants will be 'designer babies' in as little as 20 years, a professor claims.Within 20-to-40 years, hopeful mothers will be able to choose the embryos implanted into their wombs based on their preferences for sex, intelligence, musical ability or disease risk, according to Professor Henry Greely.....
2 Oct 2017
Scientists have removed disease from an embryo for the first time ever using precise “chemical surgery.”
11 Aug 2017
A pioneering technique to ‘fix’ an embryo’s faulty Deoxy ribonucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material was unveiled by scientists last week.In a world first, they used gene-editing to cut out DNA from a fertilised egg. The embryo then repaired itself, replacing the mutated material with healthy cells.
9 Aug 2017
A pioneering technique to ‘fix’ an embryo’s faulty Deoxy ribonucleic Acid (DNA)/genetic material was unveiled by scientists last week.
31 May 2017
Crispr-Cas9 gene editing technology has been hailed as humanity’s route to ‘designer babies’ who are tailored with desirable genetic traits.
4 May 2017
Scientists have alerted to improvements in genetics, which are causing designer babies to near ‘100 per cent efficiency’ in trials using mice. They said synthetic human Deoxy Nucleic Acid...
16 Jun 2016
Scientists have made giant strides in the quest to have a ‘perfect’/designer baby, create organs for transplant and developing immunity to viruses such as Ebola and Zika.


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