Genetically modified babies: WHO launches ethics committee

Publié le : 19 February 2019

Following the announcement by Chinese researcher He Jiankui of the birth of genetically modified babies[1],, the WHO is set to “launch an ad-hoc committee on genome editing in early March, aimed at making recommendations and acting as a sounding board for a number of researchers, to establish just how far they can go in terms of editing and to adopt an international stance on this issue”. France will be a member of this committee.

 


[1] GMO babies: guinea pigs against their will

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