Scientists ask for ban on use of gene editing technique that could alter human DNA across generations

March 21, 2015 1:55 PM

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Scientists ask for ban on use of gene editing technique that could alter human DNA across generations

According to a group of biologists, the use of a gene editing technique that might alter human DNA across generations should be banned. According to researchers, there is a possibility that the technique can be used to heal genetic diseases and defects.

The new technique might also be used to improve human genetic traits that raised serious ethical concerns. The biologists fear that the technique might lead to unsafe or unethical uses. A letter has been published by Baltimore and 17 other scientists to the scientific community asking caution in usi...

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