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Moratorium on heritable genome editing sought by group of scientists

An international group of bioethicists and scientists representing seven countries is calling for a moratorium on germline editing after a Chinese biophysicist tinkered with two embryos to try to block any future HIV infection. A moratorium on heritable genome editing would give the scientific community time to consider the scientific, social, ethical and philosophical consequences of that kind of research, the commentary published in Nature suggests.

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