UNESCO Chair in Bioethics

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  • Bioethics and Law Observatory
  • UNESCO Chair in Bioethics
  • University of Barcelona
  • Ave. Diagonal 684,
    Faculty of Law
  • 08034 Barcelona
  • Tel. (+34) 93 403 45 46
  • obd.ub@ub.edu

"Statement from ARRIGE Steering Committee on the possible first gene-edited babies"

03.12.2018
ARRIGE

The gene-editingexperiment on human embryos resulting in the birth of the first gene-edited twin girls, possibly conducted in China by the researcher Jiankui He, has shocked the entire scientific community. The ARRIGE Steering Committee wants to express its stern condemnation of these experiments, apparently carried out with no required ethics oversight, review and approval, and without institutional authorizations and permission from authorities.