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11 organizations urge cautious but proactive approach to gene editing

08:00 EDT 3 Aug 2017 | Medical Xpress

An international group of 11 organizations with genetics expertise has issued a policy statement on germline genome editing in humans, which recommends against genome editing that culminates in human pregnancy; supports publicly funded, in vitro research into its potential clinical applications; and outlines scientific and societal steps necessary before implementation of such clinical applications is considered.

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