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

"Germline gene-editing research needs rules"


In the wake of CRISPR babies, there is an urgent need to better regulate and debate whether, when and how related research should be done.
Late last month, China’s health ministry released draft guidelines aimed at stopping rogues from prematurely using new and unapproved biomedical technologies in the clinic. The regulations require that the riskiest of techniques — including human gene editing — be approved by China’s health ministry first.


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