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Human Embryo Gene Editing Authorized for Research Purposes

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has approved the use of the gene editing tool CRISPR on human embryos for research purposes. After a petition by a Francis Crick Institute’s group studying genes involved in human embryo development, the U.K. regulatory body has made a distinction -regarding CRISPR use- between research and clinical applications. The team […]