DNA Scissors That Can Alter Your Genes Created By Scientists
The discovery of the DNA scissors in altering human genes present enormous challenges. There are obvious advantages to further explore its boundaries for mankind’s future wellbeing. But the group who had discovered this process recommends that scientists avoid human genome-editing experiments, even where they are legal, and that research and funding sources be transparent. This is the second call to arms in two weeks. An essay last week in Nature called for a moratorium on experiments on human embryos, eggs, or sperm. However, the regulatory authorities have yet to agree how this can be done to safeguard an abuse of the process. The fact that this team was able to get to where they were able to discover ‘the scissors’ is cause for concern!
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