Human crispr challenges

Top 7 tech hurdles to human germline CRISPR

November 6, 2017 admin 0

Human germline CRISPR raises major bioethical considerations, but what about technical issues? Setting aside the many ethical issue about the general idea of human modification itself, could this really work? Yes in theory it could, but there are some very tough […]

NAS gene editing

NAS Meeting on Human Germline Modification Taking Shape

September 14, 2015 admin 4

The US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) will hold a meeting on heritable human genetic modification on December 1-3, 2015 in Washington, D.C. Invitations to the NAS meeting to individuals starting going out last week. The upcoming NAS meeting seeks to […]

IPS cell cloning

Are babies from same-sex couples really possible?

March 3, 2015 admin 9

Since Shinya Yamanaka reprogrammed first mouse and then human ordinary cells into powerful pluripotent stem cells, termed induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells, back in 2006-2007 many new research avenues have opened up. The impossible suddenly seemed a lot more possible […]