California stem cell agency may fund tests to edit genes in human embryos

Melody Petersen, 12 February 2016. Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-human-gene-editing-20160212-story.html

The California Stem Cell Institute is considering funding experiments on human embryos using CRISPR/Cas9 technology.  Federal law prohibits the use of federal taxes to fund research involving human embryos; however states can use their tax money to fund this kind of research. The California Stem Cell Institute is currently reviewing its ethics guidelines to determine if they will fund research involving human embryos and CRISPR technology.  So far no studies have been funded.

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