gene editing

Discoverer of revolutionary gene-editing tool voices ethical concerns

A Germany-based French microbiologist who co-discovered a revolutionary gene-editing tool that is raising some serious ethical issues said she's firmly opposed to using it to alter human reproductive cells.

Britain approves "gene editing" of human embryos for research

Britain has approved the use of a "gene editing" technique to modify human embryos for research purposes and allow scientists to understand the development of an embryo in its first seven days.