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WHO: Gene editing research registry needed

by VTV422 March 2019 Last updated at 13:47 PM

VTV.vn - A central registry of human gene editing research plans should be set up to ensure transparency, World Health Organisation (WHO) experts said on Tuesday.

Top scientists and ethicists from seven countries called last week for a global moratorium on gene editing of human eggs, sperm or embryos that would result in such genetically-altered babies - saying it "could have permanent and possibly harmful effects on the species". The committee said it aims over the next two years to produce "a comprehensive governance framework" for national, local and international authorities to ensure human genome editing science progresses within agreed ethical boundaries.

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