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WHO looks at standards in 'uncharted water' of gene editing Read more at

Time: 2018-12-12 10:22   Source: IHE China   Clicks:

GENEVA: The World Health Organisation (WHO) warned on Monday (Dec 3) that gene editing may have "unintended consequences" and said it was establishing a team of experts to set clear guidelines and standards after studying ethical and safety issues.

The Chinese government last Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involved in the editing of human genes, after a Chinese scientist said he had edited the genes of twin babies.