Swedish Scientist attempts to edit healthy human embryo

Rob Stein, NPR, 22 September 2016, http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/09/22/494591738/breaking-taboo-swedish-scientist-seeks-to-edit-dna-of-healthy-human-embryos

Developmental Biologist Fredrik Lanner has become the first researcher known to use CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology on healthy human embryos.  The embryos will be used to study early embryonic development with the goal of developing treatments for infertility and miscarriages.  While Lanner is only planning to study the embryos for the first 7 days with none developing past 14 days, some scientists are leery of using gene editing technology on the human germline.

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