Three U.S. senators introduced a resolution in support of a moratorium and other limits on gene editing embryos.

China government officials told the Xinhua News Agency that the researcher who became world famous for using CRISPR on human embryos “will be transferred to public security authorities,” and the individuals involved in the research will be “severely dealt with according to the law.”

U.S. scientists have succeeded in altering the genes of a human embryo to correct a disease-causing mutation, making it possible to prevent the defect from being passed on to future generations.

Debate over the use of powerful new gene editing tools in human eggs, sperm and embryos grew heated on Tuesday as scientists and ethicists gathered at an international summit to discuss the technology, which has the power to change the DNA of unborn children. Several groups have already called for restrictions on use of the […]

A group of U.S. scientists and activists on Monday called for a global ban on the use of new tools to edit the genes of human embryos, in a report issued a day before a major international meeting in Washington to discuss the ethical and policy issues surrounding the technology.   A technological innovation that […]