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Landon J. Getz
- Moratorium on Human Genome Editing: Time to Get It Right
Posted on March 29, 2019
Last month, the journal Nature published a call for a global moratorium on heritable human genome editing. Despite criticism, notably from CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna, the moratorium is just what’s needed now.
- He Jiankui: A Sorry Tale of High-Stakes Science
Posted on December 10, 2018
In response to news of the world’s first babies born in China from gene-edited embryos, Sam Sternberg, a CRISPR/Cas9 researcher at Columbia University, spoke for many when he said “I’ve long suspected that scientists, somewhere, would rush to claim the ‘prize’ of being first to apply CRISPR clinically to edit the DNA of human embryos,… Read more