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May 27, 2015

Academies Wrestle with Germline Editing

NAS, NAM Weigh the Ethics of Altering Human Genomes Permanently

Academies Wrestle with Germline Editing

A number of scientists want a moratorium on genome editing in human embryos due to fears over unexpected genetic outcomes and unwanted effects on future generations. [iStock/LindaMarieB]

The National Academies of Science (NAS) and National Academies of Medicine (NAM) have their work cut out for them as they begin hashing out under what circumstances, if any, should researchers carry out germline editing of human genomes NAS and NAM said earlier this month they will develop recommendations for ...

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