Science Conference Criticises "Troubling" Baby-Gene Editing Claim
A scientist who upended a Hong Kong conference with his claim to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies cancelled a fresh talk and was heavily criticised by organisers, who labelled him as irresponsible. He Jiankui had told a packed biomedical conference Wednesday he was "proud" to have successfully altered the DNA of twin girls…
Prenatal gene editing treats disease before birth
For the first time, scientists have performed prenatal gene editing to prevent a lethal metabolic disorder in laboratory animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before birth.
Scientists edit DNA in human embryos to create successful pregnancy
Gene editing human embryos is controversial as critics fear it could be used to create 'designer babies'. The embryos were donated by mothers at an IVF clinic.
Gene-editing success promises prevention for inherited diseases
The work, which is described in Nature on August 2, 2017, is a collaboration between the Salk Institute, Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), United States (US), and Korea's Institute for Basic Science and could pave the way for improved in vitro fertilization....