Scientists Call for an International Moratorium on Heritable Genome Editing

A group of 18 scientists have called for an international moratorium on editing sperm, egg, or embryo DNA to create genetically modified children, outlining their argument in a paper published by Nature Wednesday. The signatories–including scientists, ethicists, and some inventors of the gene-editing tool Crisper–wrote that they do not want a permanent ban, but a […]