The UK Just Green-Lit CRISPR Gene Editing in Human Embryos

Ben Wiseman,, 2 February, 2015

The Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority in Britain have approved the use of CRISPR/Cas9 gene to edit viable human embryos.  The approval is only for a single research group investigating embryonic development.  Unlike in the US, in Britain all experiments using human embryos must be approved by the government, meaning this research will not lead to the routine editing of embryos.

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