Shortage Of Organs For Transplantation -- Is More Research on Human-Animal Chimeras the Right Approach?
It is time to discuss, once again, the lifting of a moratorium on research. We are not talking about the CRISPR genome-editing moratorium, but about the 20 August announcement by the US National Institutes of Health (NIH) to lift the moratorium on research involving chimeric human/non-human embryos.
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CULTURE & ARTS
Ethics of Genetic Screening in 'Tomcat': What Trade Offs Are We Ready to Make to Live in a World Free From Illness?
Stephen Kinnock was on the Daily Politics show debating what interim leader Harriet Harman would backtrack on about the Labour response to the Budget last week. Kinnock said that she would likely pull back from supporting the removal of tax credits being cut for more than two children, saying it smacks of "eugenics".
"What are the moral implications of genome editing?" is the question that has been posed by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics regarding the new CRISPR-Cas9 mediated germ-line genome editing technique, which allows targeted modification of DNA sequences at the level of the germ-line, i.e. gametes (eggs and sperm).